11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Mariehamn
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

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, then browse 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, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces 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 19-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 10°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to fly to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
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, see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then get 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 3.5 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 3°C and lows of -1°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 · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
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 advice or help at Riihisaari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at 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 7°C, while lows dip to 1°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

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 day
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 29th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn journey builder app.

Do a combination of train and flight from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Savonlinna in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mariehamn: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:

Turku

— 1 night
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, then explore 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; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
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 tour the pleasant surroundings 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 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°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 · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."