11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Seattle

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids and then stroll through Ruka.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo sightseeing planning site .

Seattle, USA to Kuusamo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Kuusamo is 10 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in June: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 59°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Safaris

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 10th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

2
nights
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 12th (Wed): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the galleries of Turku Castle. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Turku sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn travel route website .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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.
Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Laajalahti Nature Reserve. Your inner history buff will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey tool .

Getting from Mariehamn to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Espoo
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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