11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Detroit
Fly + Drive:  18 h 15 min
1
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
4
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Detroit

1
night
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. On the 16th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila and then don't miss a visit to Stromforsin Ruukki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Riverside Park, then kick back and relax at Lehman, and then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ruotsinpyhtaa online journey builder.

Detroit, USA to Ruotsinpyhtaa is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Detroit in October, things will get little chillier in Ruotsinpyhtaa: highs are around 45°F and lows about 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Lehman ©
Lehman
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get outside with Seven Fells Up and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ruotsinpyhtaa to Akaslompolo. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Ruotsinpyhtaa in October; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach 37°F and lows reach 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Shopping
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

Discover how to plan a Kuusamo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Kuusamo by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In October, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Kimito Island by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kuusamo in October: high temperatures in Kimito Island hover around 48°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Market Square Kauppatori. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, look for gifts at Pien Shop & Bar, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip tool.

Drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in October, and nighttime lows around 35°F. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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