33 days in Finland Itinerary

33 days in Finland Itinerary

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33 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Kuhmo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
8
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
9
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Karachi

3
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arboretum Mustila and Santalahti Nature Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary maker tool .

Karachi, Pakistan to Kotka is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Karachi to Kotka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Karachi in August, things will get colder in Kotka: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori, Valkmusa National Park, Stromforsin ruukki
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Oro. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Archipelago National Park.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Kimito Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. September in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya), Teijo national park (in Pernio) and Hanko (Gunnarstrand & Tulliniemi Nature Path). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, browse the collection at Turku City Library, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and head outdoors with Kuuskajaskari.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Hanko, Kurjenrahka National Park, Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 10th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, stroll through Lilla holmen, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Wiklof Holding Arena, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore hidden gems such as Olavinlinna Castle and Imatra Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Ruokolahden Kirkko (in Ruokolahti), Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju) and Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala). Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip builder site .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Imatra Waterfall, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

2
nights
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. On the 15th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Wild Taiga and then identify plant and animal life at Wilds Piira. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kuhmo online visit planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuhmo in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Wildlife Parks
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kiutakongas Rapids and Riisitunturi National Park. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Kuusamo takes 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Riisitunturi National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore hidden gems such as Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Lemmenjoki National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Inari side-trips: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Urho Kekkonen National Park (in Saariselka).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Inari attractions planning app .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park, Urho Kekkonen National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and Tampere Cathedral. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi, about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, get your game on at Portaali VR, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas.

To find photos and more tourist information, use the Tampere online route builder .

Getting from Inari to Tampere by combination of shuttle, flight, and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Inari, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Change things up with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo (about 50 minutes away). Pack the 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the striking features of Rock Church.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki attractions site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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