13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  21​h
1
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Imatra
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 1st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip itinerary maker website .

Los Angeles, USA to Mariehamn is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 10 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Mariehamn at 67°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Bomarsund
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Bomarsund ©
Bomarsund

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 3rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Old Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 6th (Mon), hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Turku to Kuusamo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Turku in August: highs in Kuusamo hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Riihisaari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna tour itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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 9th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then head off the coast to Malonsaari, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally see the interesting displays at Design Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online route planner .

Getting from Imatra to Helsinki by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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