14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Brussels

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, examine the collection at Design Museum, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online attractions planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in September, Helsinki is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, then work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Turku to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Turku in September, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Inari to Kuusamo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna day trip planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Savonlinna by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa and then steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Lehman, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kotka trip site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Kotka, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ruotsinpyhtaa, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Arboretum Mustila
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki