16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
Inari
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​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:  6​h 15​min
End: London

2
days
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island visit planner.

London, UK to Kimito Island is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Kimito Island due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from London in August since evenings lows in Kimito Island dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Adventure
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

3
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Get in touch with nature at Teijo national park and Kurjenrahka National Park. Step out of Turku with an excursion to The Church of the Holy Cross in Rauma--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

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You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Wildlife, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Teijo national park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip builder tool .

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inari.

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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

3
days
Inari

Inari ©
Get outdoors at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Lemmenjoki National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Siida and Otsamo Fell.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Inari travel route planning website .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Mariehamn to Inari in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mariehamn in September: high temperatures in Inari hover around 13°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Trails

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

2
days
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, get outside with Karhunkierros, and then examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna online trip planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): head off the coast to Malonsaari, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then hike along Lammassaari Island, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Imatra itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Imatra sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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.
On the 8th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary site .

Getting from Imatra to Helsinki by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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