15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
4
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 20th (Fri), get outside with Karhunkierros and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kuusamo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In July, Kuusamo is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 23rd (Mon), take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Koli National Park online attractions planner .

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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

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hours
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 (Wed): look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

2
nights
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 (Thu): trek along Malonsaari, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Imatra trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Imatra

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

2
nights
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 27th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Imatra to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The Runeberg Home. Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Aurinkolahti Beach. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, stop by Boss Shop, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip website .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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