13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  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.
Get outdoors at Teijo National Park and Vepsa Island. Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral and admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turku tour itinerary builder site.

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Turku due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo National Park, Naantali Old Town
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 23rd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kimito Island online trip maker.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick 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, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find photos and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna tour itinerary planner.

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. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 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
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, hike along Malonsaari, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tainionkosken Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Imatra trip maker site.

Drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Imatra, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to take a 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. Visiting Repovesi National Park and Riverside Park will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hiidenvuori and Sapokka Water Garden. Go for a jaunt from Kouvola to Kotka to see Santalahti Nature Trail about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola route planner.

You can take a train from Imatra to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hietaniemi Cemetery, then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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