11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Imatra
— 1 night
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Kimito Island is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Kimito Island due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kimito Island: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

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Traveling by flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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.
On the 29th (Sun), examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

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You can fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 30th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Imatra online trip builder .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Trails
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online tour planner .

Take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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