15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Midland
Fly:  27​h
1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
2
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Midland

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Kiutakongas Rapids, trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kuusamo online trip itinerary maker .

Midland, USA to Kuusamo is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Midland to Kuusamo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Midland in June: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 59°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

1
day
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 2nd (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Inari day trip site .

Fly from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Wildlife Museums Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Savonlinna takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kolovesi National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 5th (Sun), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Mariehamn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
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 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally let little ones run wild at Adventure Park. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Ett Hem Museum, then see the interesting displays at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turku online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 8th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Oro.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island road trip site .

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder site .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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