16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Kuusamo
— 1 night
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
6
Turku
— 2 nights
7
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo day trip planning app.

Boston, USA to Kuusamo is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In July, Kuusamo is little chillier than Boston - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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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 5th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Inari visit app.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Inari, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 7th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, thenappreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Savonlinna online day trip planner.

Fly from Inari to Savonlinna in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

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
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

Plan my trip to Kouvola with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thensee the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Kouvola to Mariehamn takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, attend a concert at Sibeliusmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, thenexamine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally browse the exhibits of Turku Castle. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, thenadmire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Turku are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 13th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Oro.

Before you visit Kimito Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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 °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, walk around The Esplanadi Park, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip site.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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