11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Train:  6 h
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Inari
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tampere is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Tampere, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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 19th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turku online holiday builder .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip maker .

Fly from Turku to Kuusamo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in August, you will find days in Kuusamo are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step off the beaten path and head to Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Inari Reindeerfarm. Get in touch with nature at Lemmenjoki National Park and Tuula's Reindeer.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Inari online journey planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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