21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  29​h
1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
2
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo visit planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Kuusamo is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Kuusamo due to the time zone difference. In September, Kuusamo is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

1
night
Inari

Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Inari trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Kuusamo to Inari by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Siida ©
Siida
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 6th (Fri), take in the history at Salpa Line, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kolovesi National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna route planner.

Getting from Inari to Savonlinna by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read Kouvola trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Savonlinna to Kouvola by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 10th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally stroll through Lilla holmen.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kouvola to Mariehamn takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. September in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and The Church of the Holy Cross. Museum-lovers will appreciate Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Teijo national park (in Pernio). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral and examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

Find out how to plan Turku trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo national park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 15th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kimito Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

4
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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Sunlines will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo) and Gumbostrand Konst & Form (in Sipoo). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Rock Church, examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Cathedral of Porvoo, Gumbostrand Konst & Form
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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