8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Charlotte

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo online trip itinerary planner .

Charlotte, USA to Kuusamo is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Charlotte to Kuusamo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Charlotte in August, with highs in Kuusamo at 63°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 29th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then make a trip to The Maritime Quarter, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

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Getting from Kuusamo to Mariehamn by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 30th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

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Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 31st (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tampere attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary maker website .

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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