17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get a dose of the wild on Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island online tour itinerary planner .

London, UK to Kimito Island is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Kimito Island is 2 hours. Traveling from London in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 12°C in Kimito Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Teijo national park and Kurjenrahka National Park. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku vacation app .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Teijo national park, Kurjenrahka National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Escape the urban bustle at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Lake Inari. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lemmenjoki National Park and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Turku in August, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Nature

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

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then trek along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, get outside with Karhunkierros, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

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
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 13th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Imatra online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Imatra are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

4
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.
Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi. Pack the 16th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann's Department Store, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Theme Parks, #Beaches
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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