19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bogota
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Tampere
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Bogota

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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, examine the collection at Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online day trip planner .

Bogota, Colombia to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Bogota to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bogota in October, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiutakongas Rapids, stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Kuusamo is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 19th (Sat), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Lemmenjoki National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari route planner .

Fly from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
day
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 (Mon): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna road trip planning app .

You can fly from Inari to Savonlinna in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, Savonlinna is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then steep yourself in history at The Maritime Quarter, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn day trip tool .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Savonlinna in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mariehamn: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 24th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, gain interesting insight with Ett Hem Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planning site .

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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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Tampere Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Mediamuseo Rupriikki. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Parola Tank Museum (in Parola). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

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Drive from Kimito Island to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Visavuori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, The Parola Armour Museum
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

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