13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Inari
— 2 nights
3
Kuusamo
— 1 day
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 3 nights

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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Taiga Colorsfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Step out of Helsinki to go to Ruotsinpyhtaa and see Stromforsin Ruukki, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, stop by Marimekko, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in April: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough 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 ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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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), see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then hike along Juutua Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and then explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Inari road trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Inari by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in April; daily highs in Inari reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Trails Outdoors
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, thenlook for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Inari to Kuusamo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Nature Parks Shopping
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
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): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna road trip planning app.

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. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kuusamo in April; daily highs in Savonlinna reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bellevue Beach and Kauppakeskus Mylly. Step out of Turku to go to Pernio and see Teijo National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

Before you visit Turku, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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