16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Ett Hem Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku online holiday maker .

Newark, USA to Turku is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Turku, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Newark in August: high temperatures in Turku hover around 68°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rauma, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll through Helsingholm Guest Harbour and then admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: paddle through the water with Archipelago National Park.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Salpa Line, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Savonlinna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Punkaharju, Siikalahti Wetland
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Paltaniemi Church, explore the world behind art at Kajaani art museum, and then head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

For photos and more tourist information, use the Sotkamo journey planning app .

Getting from Savonlinna to Sotkamo by car takes about 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kajaani art museum, Paltaniemi Church
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Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Paltaniemi Church ©
Paltaniemi Church
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

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nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Siida and Gold Prospector Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Lemmenjoki National Park.

Make your Inari itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Sotkamo to Inari by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. In September in Inari, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

3
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.
On the 6th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Taiga Colors, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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