9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Muonio
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + tram:  16​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 27th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiidenvuori, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Ristin kirkko. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Stromforsin ruukki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola route planner.

Dallas, USA to Kouvola is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dallas to Kouvola. In April, Kouvola is much colder than Dallas - with highs of 45°F and lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ruotsinpyhtaa, Hiidenvuori, Riverside Park, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Arboretum Mustila
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 29th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online journey planner .

You can drive from Kouvola to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in April, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

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

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day
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Muonio vacation maker app .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Muonio in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Savonlinna in April, with highs in Muonio at 35°F and lows at 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Muonio

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Nature
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Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll through Ruka, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo driving holiday tool .

Drive from Muonio to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in April, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Safaris

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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 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Kuusamo to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, Turku is somewhat warmer than Kuusamo - with highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Norman Travels and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Outdoors
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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