12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Kathmandu

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo travel route planner .

Kathmandu, Nepal to Kuusamo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Nepal Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Kathmandu in August, expect Kuusamo to be much colder, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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): witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna day trip planning app .

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 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Kolovesi National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 13th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rauma trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Rauma takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can 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.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the galleries of Ett Hem Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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

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 17th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Nuuksio National Park.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip website .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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