13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Head to Hakaniemi Market and MyGoodKnife Helsinkifor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, browse the different shops at Stockmann Department Store, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 8 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 69°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

2
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in August; daily highs in Kuusamo reach 63°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

1
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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): don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to 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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Mariehamn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the next day, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time 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

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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."