14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  19 h
1
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  14 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park.

Make your Kimito Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Washington DC, USA to Kimito Island is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. In September, Kimito Island is much colder than Washington DC - with highs of 61°F and lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Kurjenrahka National Park. Get in touch with nature at Teijo National Park and Tulliniemi Nature Path. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

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Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in October, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Kurjenrahka National Park, Tulliniemi Nature Path
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 4th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip tool.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 38°F. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum ©
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 6th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna vacation maker site.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Mariehamn, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Savonlinna, ranging from highs of 43°F to lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo vacation planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuusamo by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In October, Kuusamo is slightly colder than Savonlinna - with highs of 37°F and lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

2
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.
On the 9th (Tue), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally stop by Pien Shop & Bar. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in October, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 48°F and lows about 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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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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