21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
7
Inari
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Tallinn

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 27th (Fri), see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampere online route planner .

Tallinn, Estonia to Tampere is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Childrens Museums, #Museums

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island tour itinerary maker app .

Drive from Tampere to Kimito Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at The Archipelago Trail and Vepsa Island. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Church of the Holy Cross and Turku Biological Museum. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauma (Rauma Water Tower & Old Rauma). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read Turku journey planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Kultaranta Garden
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
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 4th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko, explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally head off the coast to Lammassaari Island. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Imatra trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Imatra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Get in touch with nature at Paha-Koli Hill and Utra Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Joensuu Church (in Joensuu) and Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu).

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park day trip planning site .

Getting from Imatra to Koli National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Joensuu, Old Mine Mining Museum
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Kiutakongas Rapids and Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Step off the beaten path and head to The Predator Center in Kuusamo and Shopping Center Kumpare. Change things up with a short trip to Hossa National Park in Suomussalmi (about 1h 05 min away). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky and see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Hossa National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gold Prospector Museum and Siida. Step out of the city life by going to Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Tuula's Reindeer. Step out of Inari with an excursion to Urho Kekkonen National Park in Saariselka--about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Inari online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Inari are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Urho Kekkonen National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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