11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark


1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): head off the coast to Vepsa Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Turku day trip site .

Newark, USA to Turku is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Turku, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in September, plan for cooler days in Turku, with highs around 60°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

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

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 1st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venajanhiekka. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sotkamo online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Sotkamo takes 4.5 hours. In September in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Hiukka ©
Hiukka

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 3rd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Kiutakongas Rapids, then fly down the slopes at Ruka, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

3
nights
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 4th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), look for gifts at Artisaani, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally stop by TeeMaa Tea House.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 48°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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