18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  20​h
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Raseborg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles


1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

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Los Angeles, USA to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 10 hours. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Pyhatunturi, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Visiting Kiutakongas Rapids and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Riisitunturi National Park and Syote National Park. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip planner .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Kuusamo in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Syote National Park, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Riisitunturi National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

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 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Raseborg.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bengtskar Lighthouse and Raseborg Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Teijo national park and Ekenas Archipelago National Park. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Raseborg trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Savonlinna to Raseborg. In August in Raseborg, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Raseborg

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bengtskar Lighthouse, Teijo national park
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Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park
Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse
Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rauma sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Raseborg to Rauma takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough 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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the collection at Turku City Library, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and finally step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku holiday planner .

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 5th (Thu), stroll through Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Adventure
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

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.
Visit Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rock Church and Kansallisgalleria. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

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. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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