11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
2
Savonlinna
— 1 day
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
4
Tampere
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip itinerary planning site.

Boston, USA to Kuusamo is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Kuusamo is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Boston in July: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 66°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kouvola online journey planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kouvola by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Tampere by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): make a trip to Naantali Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku tour planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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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 23rd (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, then get your game on at True VR, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki vacation maker.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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