11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Rome

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.
On the 4th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip tool .

Rome, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Helsinki are colder (24°C), and nights are slightly colder (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kiutakongas Rapids. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

Find out how to plan Kuusamo trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in August, expect Kuusamo to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris

1
night
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 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the exhibits of Turku Castle.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Kuusamo to Turku by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 10th (Sat), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn vacation website .

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, then take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Kolovesi National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary app .

Getting from Mariehamn to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Punkaharju Ridge, Kolovesi National Park
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 13th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hiidenvuori and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

Similar Plans

14 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ITALY August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ITALY July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA July, culture, relaxing, romantic, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, romantic, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, relaxing, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SWAZILAND May, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SWAZILAND April, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans