13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Atlanta
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
6
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  17 h
End: Atlanta

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 27th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thencontemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, thenadmire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in April: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 47°F and lows are around 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Visavuori, pause for some serene contemplation at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, and then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, thensee the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, thenexamine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

Before you visit Tampere, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Visavuori
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Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 1st (Wed), enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Abo Akademi, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, thenadmire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, thendon't miss a visit to Naantali Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku online trip builder.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, steep yourself in history at Main Building of Military School, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally take an in-depth tour of Bunker Museum. On the next day, stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, thenwalk around Riverside Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hamina, Bunker Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 5th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenexamine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Kotka to Savonlinna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 6th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, thentrek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Ruka.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Savonlinna in May, things will get little chillier in Kuusamo: highs are around 50°F and lows about 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

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