9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kuusamo
— 1 night
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
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Turku
— 1 night
4
Tampere
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 26th (Mon), experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo route tool.

Charlotte, USA to Kuusamo is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Charlotte in August, expect Kuusamo to be colder, temps between 63°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Mariehamn in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 29th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku online holiday maker.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

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

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tampere day trip website.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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