16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 2 nights
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
5
Inari
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Turku Biological Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Cathedral and The Church of the Holy Cross. Change things up with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary app.

Newark, USA to Turku is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Turku. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Newark in August; daily highs in Turku reach 68°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Rauma, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 28th (Tue), take in the waterfront activity at Helsingholm Guest Harbour and then admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kimito Island itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough 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 Gard
Soderlangvik Gard
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): witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then view the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Siikalahti Wetland.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna attractions planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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

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nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 1st (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Paltaniemi Church, admire the masterpieces at Kajaani art museum, and then get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sotkamo trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Sotkamo takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get a sense of the local culture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Lemmenjoki National Park and Inari Reindeer Farm. There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Inari online tour planner.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Inari in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

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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 6th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Taiga Colors, then expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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