11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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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. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids and then stroll through Ruka.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo road trip site.

Seattle, USA to Kuusamo is an approximately 19- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Kuusamo. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in June: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 59°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka

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), examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere online holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
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 12th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up 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
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

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 brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

Before you visit Mariehamn, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. June in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to 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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Kansallisgalleria and Katajanokka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

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Fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Espoo
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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