13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Brussels
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Brussels

2
days
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island online trip itinerary maker .

Brussels, Belgium to Kimito Island is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Kimito Island. Traveling from Brussels in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kimito Island, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

2
days
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 20th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn day trip website .

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. September in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

few
hours
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planning app .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

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

2
days
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. On the next day, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then get outside with Karhunkierros, and then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Savonlinna in September, you will find days in Kuusamo are little chillier (13°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

2
days
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari trip maker .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Inari are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in September, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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