16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
4
Lieksa
— 4 nights
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
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Kouvola
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Helsinki Cathedral and The Esplanadi Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Hiidenkirnut (in Askola) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

Rimini, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Rimini to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rimini in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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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 6th (Tue): walk around Kultaranta Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral and then step off the mainland to explore Uto.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Turku visit site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

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Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

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Hiking Trail
The Archipelago Trail
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Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo journey website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Turku in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuusamo: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Outdoor Activity
Karhunkierros
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Canyon
Julma Olkky
4.7

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Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Take a break from the city and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Neitikoski Rapids. Explore Lieksa's surroundings by going to Koli National Park (Uhrihalkeama, Ukko-Koli Hill, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lieksa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Lieksa takes 5.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lieksa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
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Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
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Hiking Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip planner.

Getting from Lieksa to Vaasa by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Astuvansalmi rock paintings and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Visiting Repovesi National Park and Hiidenvuori will get you outdoors. Step out of Kouvola to go to Kotka and see Santalahti Nature Trail, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kouvola road trip app.

Getting from Vaasa to Kouvola by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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