11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kimito Island
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kuusamo
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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nights
Kimito Island

Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island travel itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Kimito Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

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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 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

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Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 11th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo trip builder.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Turku in August, you will find days in Kuusamo are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then get all the information you need at Riihisaari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Imatra trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Imatra are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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 15th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Imatra to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."