12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
6
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon

1
night
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 6th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): stroll through Nuuksio National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey planner .

Manila, Philippines to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Manila in August, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 10th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

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

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Turku to Kuusamo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in August, expect nights in Kuusamo to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

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
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Savonlinna by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the history at Utti Fort, then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Kouvola trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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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