32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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32 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Miami
tram + Fly:  13​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Pori
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Sotkamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Imatra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Kotka
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Miami

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Korkeasaari Zoo and Hietaranta Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Spas & Wellness. Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online tour itinerary planner .

Miami, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Miami to Helsinki. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Miami in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 69°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

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#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 24th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik, then take in the waterfront activity at Helsingholm Guest Harbour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

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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 Tulliniemi Nature Path. Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Hanko to see Bellevue Beach about 1h 25 min away. It doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island and kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planning app .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

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Hanko, Teijo national park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, then head outdoors with Kuuskajaskari, and finally perfect your strike at Space Bowling & Billiards.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pori trip tool .

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Pori

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 31st (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Wiklof Holding Arena, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, and finally see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum.

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Getting from Pori to Mariehamn by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Siida and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Step out of the city life by going to Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Inari Reindeerfarm. Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Inari travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Mariehamn to Inari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mariehamn in September; daily highs in Inari reach 52°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida ©
Siida

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Kiutakongas Rapids, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky, then examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in September, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Escape the urban bustle at Venajanhiekka and Hiukka. Explore hidden gems such as Kolovesi National Park and Hiidenportti National Park. The adventure continues: perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sotkamo trip builder .

Drive from Kuusamo to Sotkamo in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kolovesi National Park, Venajanhiekka, Vuokatti Bowling
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Hiukka ©
Hiukka

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nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Pielinen. Escape the urban bustle at Ukko-Koli Hill and Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. September in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trip

Koli
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 13th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Siikalahti Wetland, Linnansaari National Park, Punkaharju Ridge
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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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.
Get outdoors at Imatra Waterfall and Saimaa Canal. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings and Joutsenon kirkko. Explore Imatra's surroundings by going to Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti), Lappeenranta (Lappeen Marian kirkko & Lappeenranta Fortress) and Puumalan Lake (in Puumala). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, and trek along Lammassaari Island.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Imatra online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Imatra sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Ruokolahti, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Puumalan Lake
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

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Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Get outdoors at Arboretum Mustila and Santalahti Nature Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stromforsin ruukki and Linden Esplanade. Go for a jaunt from Kotka to Iitti to see Hiidenvuori about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, kick back and relax at Lehman, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

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You can drive from Imatra to Kotka in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kotka are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Hiidenvuori, Stromforsin ruukki
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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