12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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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
Train + 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, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, thentake 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): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation planner.

Manila, Philippines to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Helsinki is much colder than Manila - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 8th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

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 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thenbrowse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

Planning Turku trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Kimito Island 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 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Turku to Kuusamo by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Turku in August, expect nights in Kuusamo to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car 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
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

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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): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thensee the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna itinerary maker website.

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. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car 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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): expand your understanding of the military at Utti Fort, thentake a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, thenexplore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola visit planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kouvola in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. 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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