13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Suomussalmi
— 1 day
Drive
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
6
Kimito Island
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Taiga Colors. Explore hidden gems such as Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann Department Store.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki holiday site.

Fargo, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Fargo to Helsinki. Traveling from Fargo in September, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 61°F and 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuusamo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in September, with highs in Kuusamo at 52°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Suomussalmi

— 1 day
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): learn about all things military at Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti and then identify plant and animal life at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Suomussalmi road trip planning site.

Drive from Kuusamo to Suomussalmi in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Wildlife · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Sotkamo

— 2 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 19th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka and then head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

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You can drive from Suomussalmi to Sotkamo in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in September, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Savonlinna takes 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Kimito Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kimito Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

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."