17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Baltimore
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19​h
1
Rauma
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  16​h
End: Baltimore

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rauma trip planner .

Baltimore, USA to Rauma is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Baltimore in September: high temperatures in Rauma hover around 59°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
The Old Town Hall Museum ©
The Old Town Hall Museum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku day trip planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

3
nights
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore hidden gems such as Pakasaivo and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm and Scandinavian Adventures. Step out of Levi with an excursion to The Sarestoniemi Museum in Kittila--about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures and get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Turku to Levi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Turku in September, plan for little chillier days in Levi, with highs around 54°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Pakasaivo, Scandinavian Adventures
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): head outdoors with Lake Inari, experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Inari online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Inari are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

Start your trip to Savonlinna by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. St. John's Church and Loviisan kirkko will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, deepen your knowledge of military history at Main Building of Military School, and contemplate the long history of Hamina Bastioni.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka online route planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Kotka, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamina, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Loviisan kirkko, Salpa Line Museum, Arboretum Mustila
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St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Design Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (Nuuksion Kansallispuisto) (in Southern Finland) and Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Helsinki Zoo, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki travel planner .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula), Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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