11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
5
Sotkamo
— 1 night

2
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 a sense of the local culture at Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. For shopping fun, head to Hakaniemi Market or Market Square Kauppatori. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stop by Artisaani, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Karachi to Helsinki. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Karachi in September, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 24th (Mon), examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Turku online journey builder.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thenstep off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, thenlearn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mariehamn trip planner.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 27th (Thu), look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, thenstroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Julma Olkky and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online vacation planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Kuusamo by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mariehamn in September: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli, thentake some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, and then stroll through Hiukka.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Sotkamo takes 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Vuokatinvaara
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

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