16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Turku
6
Turku
— 2 nights
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3
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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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 Porvoo Old Town. Pack the 5th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, walk around Sibelius Monument, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

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Porvoo Old Town ©
Landmark
Porvoo Old Town
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2
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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, then head 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 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Imatra Waterfall ©
Must see
Imatra Waterfall
4.3
Saimaa Canal ©
Water Body
Saimaa Canal
4.6
Malonsaari ©
Island
Malonsaari
4.4

4
nights
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 Pielinen. Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and make a trip to Paateri.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary app.

Drive from Imatra to Koli National Park in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Pielinen ©
Water Body
Pielinen
5.0

1
night
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 22°C during the day and 11°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 · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Outdoor Activity
Kainuun Vaellustalli
4.8
Vuokatinvaara ©
Lookout
Vuokatinvaara
4.7

3
nights
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 20°C during the day and 10°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 · Shopping

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Karhunkierros ©
Outdoor Activity
Karhunkierros
4.9
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Water Body
Kiutakongas Rapids
4.8

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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, then take 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 23°C during the day and 12°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 · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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The Archipelago Trail ©
Hiking Trail
The Archipelago Trail
4.6
Turku Castle ©
Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
Turku Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

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