9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
3
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Brussels

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Okra and then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip site.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brussels to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 30th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Inari visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Inari in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Turku in July, you will find days in Inari are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 2nd (Mon), trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Keep things going the next day: stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, get outside with Karhunkierros, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo day trip app.

You can fly from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Savonlinna holiday app.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila and then steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park and then stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kotka online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stromforsin Ruukki, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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