13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Imatra
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mariehamn online travel planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Mariehamn is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Mariehamn, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Mariehamn is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 67°F and lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Bomarsund ©
Bomarsund

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 3rd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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 · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Kuusamo

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

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo vacation planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Turku in August: highs in Kuusamo hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 48°F. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then get all the information you need at Riihisaari, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary maker app.

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 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, head off the coast to Malonsaari, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, then make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island.

Make your Imatra itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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