23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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23 days in Finland Itinerary

Adelaide
Fly:  30​h
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rauma
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kristiinankaupunki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Ahtari
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
Adelaide

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

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Adelaide, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Adelaide to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

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Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

1
day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 15th (Wed), learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum and then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Turku vacation planning website .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Trails
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel ©
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel

1
day
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get outside with Kuuskajaskari and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

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Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Rauma sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Kristiinankaupunki.

Things to do in Rauma

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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Kuuskajaskari ©
Kuuskajaskari
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
day
Kristiinankaupunki

Kristiinankaupunki
Kristinestad is a town and a municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): Head underground at Wolf Cave, see the interesting displays at Carlsro Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Salgrund Pilot Station, then take an in-depth tour of Lebellska kopmansgarden, and finally don't miss a visit to Ulrika Eleonora Church.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kristiinankaupunki road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Kristiinankaupunki takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Ahtari.

Things to do in Kristiinankaupunki

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Salgrund Pilot Station, Wolf Cave
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Carlsro Museum
Carlsro Museum
Wolf Cave ©
Wolf Cave
Lebellska kopmansgarden ©
Lebellska kopmansgarden

6
days
Ahtari

Ahtari ©
Ähtäri is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region. Get some cultural insight at Church of Keuruu and Killinkoski Church. Escape the urban bustle at Pyha-Hakki National Park and Helvetinjarven Kansallispuisto. Get out of town with these interesting Ahtari side-trips: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi), Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Marttinen (in Virrat). On the 22nd (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Laajis. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, take in the exciting artwork at Kuokkalan kartano, and examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ahtari online trip planner .

Getting from Kristiinankaupunki to Ahtari by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August in Ahtari, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Ahtari

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Jyvaskyla, Keuruu, Virrat, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Church of Keuruu
Church of Keuruu
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

2
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Ahtari to Rovaniemi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Nature, #Theme Parks
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

2
days
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Inari online road trip planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
days
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Samiland, then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and then examine the collection at The Sarestoniemi Museum.

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Traveling by car from Inari to Akaslompolo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trips

Muonio, Kittila, Samiland, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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