11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get engrossed in the history at 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.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Helsinki. Traveling from Sao Paulo in October, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then 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.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in October, expect Kuusamo to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

1
night
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): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then get advice or help at Riihisaari, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna attractions planner .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Kuusamo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Savonlinna, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 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

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

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Mariehamn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Savonlinna in October, expect nights in Mariehamn to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

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

1
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, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku journey builder site .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

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

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 31st (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip planner .

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 your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

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