9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planning site .

London, UK to Savonlinna is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Savonlinna is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from London in May since evenings lows in Savonlinna dip to 4°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 15th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Savonlinna in May, with highs in Kuusamo at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn holiday maker .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kuusamo in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 5°C in Mariehamn. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 18th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku travel route site .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Fortress of Suomenlinna. Get some cultural insight at Rock Church and National Museum of Finland. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

Similar Plans

12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, relaxing, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, relaxing, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Finland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Finland BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SERBIA April, culture, shopping, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, kids, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SPAIN June, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans