11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
5
Turku
— 1 night
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights

1
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.
On the 24th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thenbrowse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, thenexplore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Design Museum.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki visit planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in October, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, thenget outside with Karhunkierros, and finally look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Kuusamo is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 28th (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, get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna tour site.

Drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kuusamo in October: highs in Savonlinna hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, thenstep off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn travel tool.

Fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Savonlinna in October: highs in Mariehamn hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

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night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 30th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Turku vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

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

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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