14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Inari
— 1 night
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
6
Kotka
— 2 nights

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 The National Museum of Finland. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Alvar Aalto's studio.

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Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Helsinki. Traveling from Brussels in September, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Helsinki. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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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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, thenwork off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenadmire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, 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 fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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 Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
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 reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Turku to Inari by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Turku in September, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

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

Getting from Inari to Kuusamo by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °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

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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, thensee the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, 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 °C and lows of °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

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

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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, thenhike along Santalahti Nature Trail, thenwander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, 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 fly. In September in Kotka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °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, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki