19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Kansallisgalleria. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, see the interesting displays at Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo), and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip tool.

Bogota, Colombia to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In October, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Bogota - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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Art Museum
Kansallisgalleria
4.2

2
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then take in the dramatic natural features at Julma Olkky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in October; daily highs in Kuusamo reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Water Body
Kiutakongas Rapids
4.8
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Canyon
Julma Olkky
4.7

1
night
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 19th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Inari trip site.

Drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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National Park
Lemmenjoki National Park
4.6
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
5.0

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 21st (Mon), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna travel website.

Getting from Inari to Savonlinna by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in October, with highs in Savonlinna at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

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Religious Site
Kerimaki Church
4.7

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): 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. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip builder site.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Savonlinna in October: highs in Mariehamn hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

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Military Museum
Aland Maritime Museum
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Museumship Pommern
4.5
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Specialty Museum
Kastelholm Castle
4.2

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then browse the exhibits of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

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Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
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Must see
Turku Castle
4.5
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

2
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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Kimito Island itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

3
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. You'll explore and learn at Vapriikin Museokeskus and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere road trip planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Tampere in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Nature · Wildlife · Parks

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Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4

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