11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Shuttle to Mariehamn, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Kuusamo

— 1 night
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 other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, 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 · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

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 stroll through 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.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere online holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. 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 go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Turku

— 2 nights
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.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
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; or do a combination of ferry and bus. 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

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 14:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

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Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. 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 catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:

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."