16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  20​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
7
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sao Paulo

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in June: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Oro.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island online trip maker .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

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 5th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the galleries of Ett Hem Museum, then see the interesting displays at Sibeliusmuseum, and finally step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turku attractions planner .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rauma trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Rauma sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 8th (Mon), witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Savonlinna takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Kolovesi National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, admire the masterpieces at Pentik Hill, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Kiutakongas Rapids, then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo journey planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Pentik Hill, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip planner .

Fly from Kuusamo to Levi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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