9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  20​h
1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Portland

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 7th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip itinerary app .

Portland, USA to Kuusamo is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Portland to Kuusamo. Traveling from Portland in August, you will find days in Kuusamo are cooler (63°F), and nights are a bit cooler (48°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Safaris

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 10th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Mariehamn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow 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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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 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 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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.
On the 13th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate the long history of Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see maps and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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