33 days in Finland Itinerary

33 days in Finland Itinerary

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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
Drive:  5 h 15 min
8
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
9
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  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. Explore hidden gems such as Sapokka Water Garden and Hiidenvuori. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. The adventure continues: stroll around Riverside Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, take in nature's colorful creations at Fuksinpuisto Park, and let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip planning app.

Karachi, Pakistan to Kotka is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Karachi in August, things will get colder in Kotka: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park.

For photos and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island planner.

Getting from Kotka to Kimito Island by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

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: Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Hanko (Gunnarstrand & Tulliniemi Nature Path) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, head outdoors with Kuuskajaskari, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Hanko, Teijo National Park, Kurjenrahka 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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, walk around Lilla holmen, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenlearn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. Keep things going the next day: see where the action happens at Wiklof Holding Arena, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, thensee the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

Planning Mariehamn trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 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

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

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Olavinlinna Castle and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: Ruokolahden Kirkko (in Ruokolahti), Imatra Waterfall (in Imatra) and Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju). Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Siikalahti Wetland, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church, Siikalahti Wetland, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuhmo online route planner.

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

Parks Wildlife
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Karhunkierros and Riisitunturi National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Kuusamo takes 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Riisitunturi National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Urho Kekkonen National Park (in Saariselka) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. The adventure continues: get outside with Lake Inari, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. September in Inari sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Urho Kekkonen National Park, Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hatanpaa Arboretum and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and get your game on at PortaaliVR.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere online road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Inari to Tampere in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Inari in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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 Hakaniemi Market. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Pack the 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up 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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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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