16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Imatra
— 2 nights
3
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
4
Sotkamo
— 1 night
5
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
6
Turku
— 2 nights

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Hakaniemi Market. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. Pack the 5th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, see the interesting displays at Design Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and stroll around Sibelius Monument.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Outdoors Adventure

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Porvoo Old Town
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

2
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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 8th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, thenhead off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko and then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Imatra trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Imatra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Imatra are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ukko-Koli Hill and Paha-Koli Hill. Get outdoors at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park attractions planner.

Getting from Imatra to Koli National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get great views at Vuokatinvaara and then stroll through Venajanhiekka.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sotkamo journey planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Sotkamo in 2.5 hours. In August in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vuokatinvaara, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Karhunkierros and Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Get outdoors at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Kiutakongas Rapids. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare and examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo tour itinerary maker site.

Drive from Sotkamo to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. In August in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): trek along The Archipelago Trail, thentake an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Turku takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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