16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
5
Imatra
— 2 nights
6
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
7
Kuusamo
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 16th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take a stroll through Katajanokka, thenadmire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally contemplate the long history of Pohjolan toimitalo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online tour builder.

Kansas City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Kansas City to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In August, Helsinki is little chillier than Kansas City - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Museums

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
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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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.
On the 18th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, thenget engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, thenexplore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku attractions planning website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Turku are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 20th (Tue), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenhead off the coast to Kobba Klintar, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thenexamine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, thenexamine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Aland Island, Kastelholm Castle, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, thenexplore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Kouvola in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 24th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Siikalahti Wetland, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, thenexplore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Imatra day trip planning app.

You can drive from Kouvola to Imatra in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Siikalahti Wetland
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 26th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna tour planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Punkaharju Ridge
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, thenexplore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo online day trip 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. In August, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Riisitunturi National Park, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

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