13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Fargo
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Suomussalmi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Fargo

3
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.
Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hakaniemi Market and Kansallisgalleria. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, and explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

Fargo, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 8 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Fargo in September, with highs in Helsinki at 61°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Shopping, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo online itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Kuusamo is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 52°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
day
Suomussalmi

Suomussalmi ©
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti and then look for all kinds of wild species at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Suomussalmi tour itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Kuusamo to Suomussalmi in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums
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Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti ©
Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll through Venajanhiekka and then get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Sotkamo trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Suomussalmi to Sotkamo takes 2 hours. September in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner .

You can drive from Sotkamo to Savonlinna in 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island road trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kimito Island in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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