9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Rome

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nuuksio National Park and Arctic Expedition. There's much more to do: stroll around Kaivopuisto, admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to SkyWheel Helsinki.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route planner.

Rome, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Espoo
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Kaivopuisto ©
Kaivopuisto
The National Library of Finland
The National Library of Finland

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, identify plant and animal life at Lammassaari Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, and finally learn about all things military at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Imatra trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Imatra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Outdoors Trails Wildlife
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, examine the collection at S/S Salama, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna day trip planner .

Drive from Imatra to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

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Museums Historic Sites
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Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Jyvaskylan satama, snap pictures at Kuokkalan silta, then take in the architecture and design of University of Jyvaskyla, and finally stroll around Maki-Matin perhepuisto.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla road trip site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks
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Maki-Matin perhepuisto ©
Maki-Matin perhepuisto
Jyvaskylan Harbour ©
Jyvaskylan Harbour
University of Jyvaskyla ©
University of Jyvaskyla

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then walk around Kupittaa Park, then hike along The Archipelago Trail, and finally walk around Kultaranta Garden. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pargas Lime Stone Quarry.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Turku in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Kultaranta Garden, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Kupittaa Park ©
Kupittaa Park
Kylamaki Village of Living History ©
Kylamaki Village of Living History

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