12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Rauma
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 9th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo road trip planning site.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Kuusamo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.8 hours traveling from Kathmandu to Kuusamo. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kathmandu in August; daily highs in Kuusamo reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 11th (Sun), witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, thensee the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna day trip planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. You will leave for Rauma on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, thenpause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally stroll through Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, thenget engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rauma trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Rauma takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rauma are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pori, Uusikaupunki Old Church
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church

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 15th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thendon't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, thentake an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip maker.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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