13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  25​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 2 nights
3
Kuusamo
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Brisbane

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Stromforsin ruukki and Helsinki Cathedral. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Taiga Colorsfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder site .

Brisbane, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Stromforsin ruukki
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 7th (Sun), examine the collection at Siida, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then hike along Juutua Nature Trail. On your second day here, do sightseeing your way with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and then take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Inari driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in April, things will get little chillier in Inari: highs are around 3°C and lows about -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Trails
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

1
day
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Trails Shopping Wildlife
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

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 10th (Wed): look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in April, things will get a bit warmer in Savonlinna: highs are around 7°C and lows about -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Teijo national park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Cathedral and Archangel Michael's church. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Bellevue Beach in Hanko, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, and admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Turku itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April in Turku, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Bellevue Beach, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park