12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kuusamo
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, 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.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planning website.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Turku is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, things will get cooler in Turku: highs are around 64°F and lows about 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. On the next day, stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Turku in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kuusamo: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 10th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park day trip site.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then get all the information you need at Riihisaari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. June in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:

Imatra

— 2 nights
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 14th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, then step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, and then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Imatra travel tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Imatra, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip tool.

You can drive from Imatra to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

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."