16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Milan
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h
End: Milan

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thenexplore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thentake a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker website.

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Helsinki. Traveling from Milan in July, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Oro and then explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and hike along The Archipelago Trail.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku trip maker app.

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, thentake in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, thenexamine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

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
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 9th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at Julma Olkky, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Mariehamn to Kuusamo by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mariehamn in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kuusamo, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, thensee the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna online road trip planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Siikalahti Wetland, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Repovesi National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Riverside Park and Vaaksy Canal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kouvola: Kotka (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church & Linden Esplanade).

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kouvola vacation planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Vaaksy Canal
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

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