16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shopping Center Kumpare and Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop. Get outdoors at Kiutakongas Rapids and Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Explore Kuusamo's surroundings by going to Riisitunturi National Park (in Posio) and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma). There's more to do: get outside with Karhunkierros and examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip app .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Kuusamo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuwait City to Kuusamo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in June, expect Kuusamo to be colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 20th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna attractions planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in June, expect nights in Savonlinna to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Lammassaari Island, then stroll through Lempukka Beach, and finally hike along Malonsaari.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Imatra itinerary maker website .

Getting from Savonlinna to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Teijo national park and Kurjenrahka National Park. There's more to do: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly and step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Turku trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Imatra to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Teijo National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

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nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 25th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island journey planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Stromforsin ruukki and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hakaniemi Market and Kansallisgalleria. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), look for gifts at Boss Shop, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Stromforsin ruukki
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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