21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Orlando

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kiutakongas Rapids and Syote National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Riisitunturi National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo driving holiday planning tool .

Orlando, USA to Kuusamo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Orlando to Kuusamo. Traveling from Orlando in July, things will get colder in Kuusamo: highs are around 66°F and lows about 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Riisitunturi National Park, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Syote National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Visit Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church for their historical value. Get outdoors at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Lemmenjoki National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Inari tour builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Inari sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

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.
On the 28th (Sun), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna journey builder tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Savonlinna takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

To see photos and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip planner .

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. July in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Teijo national park and Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy. Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku holiday planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rauma trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Rauma, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tampere Cathedral and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yyteri Beach and Paijatsalo Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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

Traveling by car from Rauma to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Paijatsalo Trail, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kansallisgalleria and Mannerheim Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Castle Hill & Porvoo Old Town), Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Pack the 9th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and make a trip to Hakaniemi Market.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki tour planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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