14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
7
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thentake an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, thentake an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 10 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 69°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Adventure
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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 16th (Thu), hike along Malonsaari, thenkick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, thenstep off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Imatra tour planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Imatra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Imatra, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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 17th (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, thentrek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip builder.

Drive from Imatra to Koli National Park in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 19th (Sun), trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, thenget outside with Karhunkierros, and then examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo journey maker.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In August in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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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 23rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, thenexamine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thentake an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Turku takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in August: highs in Turku hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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