16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kuusamo
— 1 night
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Inari
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 1 day
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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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 22.5-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 66°F and lows of 51°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 · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

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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 64°F during the day and 49°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 · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

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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, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore 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 69°F, and evening lows to 53°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

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

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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, then take 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.

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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 70°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

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, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn online tour planner.

You can fly from Kouvola to Mariehamn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

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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, then examine 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, then admire 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 70°F, while nighttime lows are 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
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

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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 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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 Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, walk around The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary builder website.

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, daytime highs in Helsinki are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."