11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Brussels
Fly:  10​h
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Brussels

2
days
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip itinerary builder .

Brussels, Belgium to Kimito Island is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Kimito Island due to the time zone difference. August in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

2
days
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 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Turku tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Trails

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

1
day
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo travel route builder website .

You can fly from Turku to Kuusamo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in August, expect nights in Kuusamo to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
day
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 14th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Imatra tour planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

2
days
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 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki travel site .

You can take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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