19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Marquette
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Imatra
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h
7
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
8
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Marquette

2
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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Appreciate the collections at The National Museum of Finland and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Pack the 1st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Design Museum, and walk around Sibelius Monument.

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Marquette, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Marquette to Helsinki is 7 hours. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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 3rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, thenexperience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Inari holiday builder website.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in September: high temperatures in Inari hover around 52°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, thenexplore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, get outside with Karhunkierros, and then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo trip planner.

Drive from Inari to Kuusamo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 7th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In September, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

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nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 9th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, head off the coast to Malonsaari, thenhead off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeen Marian kirkko, thenexplore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Imatra day trip planning site.

Getting from Savonlinna to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in September, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

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night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kobba Klintar, thenlearn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

You can plan Mariehamn trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Imatra to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore and learn at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Cathedral and The Church of the Holy Cross. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo National Park
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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