9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
End: Helsinki

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Oro. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip site .

Helsinki to Kimito Island is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Teijo national park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get some historical perspective at Turku Cathedral and Turku Castle. Step out of Turku to go to Poytya and see Kurjenrahka National Park, which is approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turku tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, identify plant and animal life at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, get outside with Karhunkierros, and then examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip builder app .

You can fly from Turku to Kuusamo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Turku in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Kuusamo, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

1
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 28th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then get your bearings at Riihisaari, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 29th (Wed), hike along Malonsaari, then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Imatra travel route tool .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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