11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Milan

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Venajanhiekka. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara and then stroll through Hiukka.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sotkamo journey builder tool .

Milan, Italy to Sotkamo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Milan to Sotkamo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Milan in August, with highs in Sotkamo at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vuokatinvaara, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip planner.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. In August in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Kuusamo to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Room Escape Games

2
nights
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 17th (Fri): hike along Kurjenrahka National Park and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

Before you visit Turku, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Let the collections at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Design Museum capture your imagination. Pack the 20th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip tool .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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