19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Shuttle + 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, examine the collection at Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning site.

Bogota, Colombia to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bogota in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 3 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 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. 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 find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Inari trip site.

Fly from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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

Parks Nature Wildlife

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
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna travel website.

Getting from Inari to Savonlinna by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. 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

Side Trips

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 22nd (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then 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. On your second day here, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, 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.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip builder site.

Getting from Savonlinna to Mariehamn by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Savonlinna in October, expect nights in Mariehamn to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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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.
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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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

2
nights
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 find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, 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
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. You'll explore and learn at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Visavuori. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's more to do: examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Tampere takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

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