22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  32​h
1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Adelaide

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 20th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

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

Adelaide, Australia to Kuusamo is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Adelaide to Kuusamo. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in July: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 22nd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online holiday planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Savonlinna by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at The Maritime Quarter. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kobba Klintar, and then contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn online visit planner .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, 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

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting Teijo national park and Vepsa Island will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, and make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Naantali Church, Teijo National Park
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Yyteri Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Step out of the city life by going to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Ahtari Zoo. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter, and shop like a local with Galleria Ronga.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere sightseeing site .

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 July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Ahtari Zoo, Yyteri Beach
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Get a sense of the local culture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Hvittrask (in Kirkkonummi). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park, Arboretum Mustila, Hvittrask
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park