9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 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
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Charlotte

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 26th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Kiutakongas Rapids, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip itinerary planning site .

Charlotte, USA to Kuusamo is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in August; daily highs in Kuusamo reach 63°F and lows reach 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 28th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip planning tool .

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. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can 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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the 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

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 30th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planning website .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

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

3
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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Okrafor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip site .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 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

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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