15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kuusamo
— 1 night
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Inari
— 1 day
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then take in the dramatic natural features at Julma Olkky. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo trip maker.

Midland, USA to Kuusamo is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 8 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Midland in June: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 59°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 2nd (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

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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): take in the history at Salpa Line, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Getting from Inari to Savonlinna by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. On the 4th (Sat), you're off to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn journey planning app.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

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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): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip app.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

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Kimito Island

Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip builder site.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

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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.
On the 10th (Fri), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."