12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 1 night
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Kuusamo
— 1 day
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku trip planning site.

Detroit, USA to Turku is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Detroit to Turku, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Detroit in October, with highs in Turku at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, thenrelax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, thenexamine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Inari online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Turku to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Turku in October, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

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day
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): hit the slopes at Ruka, thenstop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo road trip website.

Traveling by car from Inari to Kuusamo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in Kuusamo sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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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 20th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, thenindulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, thenmake a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna route maker website.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kuusamo in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Savonlinna: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 21st (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then make a trip to Stromforsin Ruukki. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Lehman, thenidentify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kotka trip planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Kotka sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Stromforsin Ruukki, Arboretum Mustila, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Ullanlinna. Step off the beaten path and head to Hakaniemi Market and Digelius Music. There's lots more to do: stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann Department Store, and don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa) ©

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