5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Kuusamo
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  14​h
End: Ottawa

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then stroll through Kiutakongas Rapids, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo online journey builder .

Ottawa, Canada to Kuusamo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Ottawa to Kuusamo due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Ottawa in August, with highs in Kuusamo at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 10th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn travel website .

Fly from Kuusamo to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

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

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 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

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

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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