19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Mariehamn Airport
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, make a trip to Bomarsund, and then stroll through Kobba Klintar.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip maker tool.

Newark, USA to Mariehamn is an approximately 20-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in August, things will get a bit cooler in Mariehamn: highs are around 67°F and lows about 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

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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 29th (Wed): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then stroll through Juutua Nature Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Turku in August; daily highs in Inari reach 62°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 31st (Fri), look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo day trip app.

Traveling by car from Inari to Kuusamo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

For ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

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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.
On the 6th (Thu), hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, then explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then stop by Ullanlinna, and finally look for gifts at Artisaani. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and then browse the different shops at Stockmann Department Store.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki visit website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and finally try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in September, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are little chillier, around 53°F. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."