19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, contemplate the long history of Bomarsund, then contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally head off the coast to Kobba Klintar.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip planner .

Newark, USA to Mariehamn is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Mariehamn, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Mariehamn is a bit cooler than Newark - with highs of 67°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sund, 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turku online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Turku sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 29th (Wed), experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then hike along Juutua Nature Trail. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Turku to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Turku in August, with highs in Inari at 62°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 31st (Fri), look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Julma Olkky and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

To plan Kuusamo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 4th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park online route builder .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and finally look for gifts at Artisaani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann's Department Store.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Lapland Forestry Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and finally try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in September: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Forestry Museum of Lapland ©
Forestry Museum of Lapland

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