13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Chicago Midway International Airport

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, stop by Marimekko, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki route planner.

Chicago, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Helsinki is 8 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chicago in August, with highs in Helsinki at 69°F and lows at 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
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

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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 5 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 · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

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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 find maps, reviews, traveler tips, 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

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

2
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn tour site.

Getting from Savonlinna to Mariehamn by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

1
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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 more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, 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

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

2
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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.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, 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

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."