13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Imatra
— 1 night
5
Kouvola
— 3 nights
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Teijo national park and Vepsa Island. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town and gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku day trip planning app .

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Turku is 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo national park, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Archipelago National Park. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island travel route tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna road trip website .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Savonlinna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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 26th (Fri), head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tainionkosken Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

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Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Tainionkosken Church ©
Tainionkosken Church

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Visiting Arboretum Mustila and Santalahti Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kouvola: Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Riverside Park) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Imatra to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

2
nights
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 30th (Tue): explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hietaniemi Cemetery, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planner .

Getting from Kouvola to Helsinki by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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