12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Imatra
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  13 h
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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 7th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip builder website.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Turku is an approximately 19.5- hour flight. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Turku, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Turku is much colder than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 9th (Sat), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern and then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn road trip planner.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll through Ruka, then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo route planning website.

Getting from Mariehamn to Kuusamo by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in June, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car 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

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 11th (Mon), pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Kuusamo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Savonlinna, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Malonsaari, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Imatra day trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki route tool.

Traveling by train from Imatra to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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