17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

1
night
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 (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then look for gifts at Taiga Colors, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally look for gifts at Kankurin Tupa.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Helsinki. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
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 15th (Mon): stop by Imatran Kalatalo, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, then head off the coast to Malonsaari, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas.

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Getting from Helsinki to Imatra by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Imatra sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Imatran Kalatalo ©
Imatran Kalatalo

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 16th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Imatra to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums

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Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 17th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 19th (Fri), trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Kuusamo trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

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

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): trek along Juutua Nature Trail, then examine the collection at Siida, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Inari online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Kuusamo to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting Teijo national park and Kurjenrahka National Park will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Vepsa Island. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Old Rauma in Rauma--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral and deepen your understanding at Abo Akademi.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Turku in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. When traveling from Inari in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Turku: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 26th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

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Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

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