11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kansallisgalleria and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. For shopping fun, head to Hakaniemi Market or Stockmann Department Store. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stop by Artisaani, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online day trip 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. In September, Helsinki is much colder than Karachi - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Beaches
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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, then enjoy 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, then step 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 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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Beach
Vepsa Island
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Castle
Turku Castle
4.5

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 26th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn holiday planner.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Nature · Parks
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Specialty Museum
Museumship Pommern
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Island
Kobba Klintar
4.7

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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, then stroll 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 13°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Canyon
Julma Olkky
4.7
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Outdoor Activity
Karhunkierros
4.9

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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, then take 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 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°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

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Outdoor Activity
Kainuun Vaellustalli
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Lookout
Vuokatinvaara
4.7

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