13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Brussels

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island travel itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Kimito Island is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Brussels to Kimito Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Kimito Island, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
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 22nd (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn travel route website.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

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Getting from Mariehamn to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 24th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then get outside with Karhunkierros, and then examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip builder app.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuusamo by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Savonlinna in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuusamo: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Inari sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
On the 28th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites
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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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