18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 2 nights
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 1 day
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
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Inari
— 1 night
7
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Kumlinge Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Sibeliusmuseum. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Teijo National Park in Pernio, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral and stroll through Vepsa Island.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku online attractions planner.

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Turku due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, things will get little chillier in Turku: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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Must see
Turku Castle
4.5
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island journey app.

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
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Wildlife Area
Oro
4.7
Art Museum
Soderlangvik Gard
4.5

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 5th (Fri), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Savonlinna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Kimito Island in October, plan for slightly colder days in Savonlinna, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 6th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka and then kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Savonlinna to Sotkamo in 4.5 hours. In October in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get in touch with nature at Syote National Park and Kiutakongas Rapids. Step off the beaten path and head to Riisitunturi National Park and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Kuusamo takes 3.5 hours. October in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Water Body
Kiutakongas Rapids
4.8
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National Park
Syote National Park
4.6

1
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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 11th (Thu), get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Inari online trip maker.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Mariehamn takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in October: high temperatures in Mariehamn hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Nature · Parks
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Specialty Museum
Museumship Pommern
4.5
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Island
Kobba Klintar
4.7

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Helsinki

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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Ruotsinpyhtaa (Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa & Stromforsin Ruukki). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

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

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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