12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Imatra
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  13​h
End: Fort Lauderdale

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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Fort Lauderdale, USA to Turku is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Turku due to the time zone difference. In June, Turku is much colder than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip planner .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip maker .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Kuusamo in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Savonlinna, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, then head off the coast to Malonsaari, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Imatra online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Imatra sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Ruokolahden Kirkko ©
Ruokolahden Kirkko

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Get some cultural insight at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, stop by Taiga Colors, and don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Imatra to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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