13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  26 h
End: Chicago

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), look for gifts at Marimekko, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour planner.

Chicago, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 69°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 30th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Ruka, stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

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

Getting from Helsinki to Kuusamo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in August, expect Kuusamo to be a bit cooler, temps between 63°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive 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

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna online holiday planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

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nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 2nd (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn holiday planner.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

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
night
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 (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary site.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. September in Turku sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kimito Island tour planner.

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

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