16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  17​h
1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
2
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Boston

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 3rd (Wed), explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kiutakongas Rapids. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip itinerary app .

Boston, USA to Kuusamo is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Boston in July; daily highs in Kuusamo reach 66°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 5th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Inari day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Inari sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

1
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, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip maker site .

Fly from Inari to Savonlinna in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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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
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola road trip app .

Drive from Savonlinna to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to 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
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to The Maritime Quarter.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip builder app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kouvola to Mariehamn in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°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

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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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.
On the 11th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Sibeliusmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, then take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Turku driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°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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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

Planning Kimito Island trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary 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 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can 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 ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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