15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Kuwait City

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 18th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Norman Travels, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

Plan my day in Helsinki using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Kuwait City to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuwait City in October: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 20th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeen Marian kirkko, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, then head off the coast to Malonsaari, and finally head off the coast to Lammassaari Island. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder, and then cruise along Puumalan Lake.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Imatra road trip website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Imatra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Puumalan Lake, Kummakivi Boulder
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 23rd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, then contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planner .

You can drive from Imatra to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siikalahti Wetland, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

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night
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, then explore the activities along Pakasaivo, and finally head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Muonio vacation site .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Muonio in 9 hours. Another option is to fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Koli National Park in October: high temperatures in Muonio hover around 1°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Seven Fells Up, Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky, then see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Muonio to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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