13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
3
Suomussalmi
— 1 day
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Kimito Island
— 1 night

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Helsinki

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.
Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Stockmann Department Store. Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and stop by Taiga Colors.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki journey website.

Fargo, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. 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 travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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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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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
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 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

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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

1
day
Suomussalmi

Suomussalmi ©
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
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Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti ©
Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti

2
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Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
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

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

1
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
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 drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
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 car from Savonlinna to Kimito Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; 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 · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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