11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Karachi

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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Step off the beaten path and head to Hakaniemi Market and Stockmann's Department Store. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online route planner .

Karachi, Pakistan to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Karachi to Helsinki, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Karachi in September, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip app .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 26th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mariehamn trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. September in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Kiutakongas Rapids. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo route builder app .

Fly from Mariehamn to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mariehamn in September: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 13°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli, get great views at Vuokatinvaara, and then stroll through Hiukka.

Plan a Sotkamo trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Sotkamo in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Vuokatinvaara
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

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