12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
5
Inari
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
6
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Orlando

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.
On the 5th (Tue), admire the striking features of Rock Church, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

Orlando, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Orlando to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Orlando in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 37°F and lows are around 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Martinkirkko.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March in Turku, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and then stroll through Ruka.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in March, things will get slightly colder in Kuusamo: highs are around 28°F and lows about 12°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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 (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna travel planner .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kuusamo in March; daily highs in Savonlinna reach 34°F and lows reach 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

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

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Inari tour itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Savonlinna to Inari in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In March, Inari is a bit cooler than Savonlinna - with highs of 29°F and lows of 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

#Museums, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Siida ©
Siida
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 13th (Wed), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

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Traveling by car from Inari to Akaslompolo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°F, and evening lows to 16°F. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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