18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
3
Inari
— 2 nights
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Kimito Island
— 1 night
7
Turku
— 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Head to Hakaniemi Market and Market Square Kauppatorifor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip app.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, stroll through Kobba Klintar, thenlearn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Escape the urban bustle at Lemmenjoki National Park and Lake Inari. You'll explore and learn at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Inari in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Mariehamn in August, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Visiting Riisitunturi National Park and Julma Olkky will get you outdoors. Head to Jalavan Kauppa and Shopping Center Kumparefor some retail therapy. Step out of Kuusamo to go to Juuma and see Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, which is approximately 38 minutes away. It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids and experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find maps and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Inari to Kuusamo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Riisitunturi National Park, Jalavan Kauppa
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

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 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, thenlook for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna attractions planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Savonlinna by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kimito Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Kimito Island are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Vepsa Island. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip builder website.

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Teijo National Park, Bellevue Beach
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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