16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
1
Lahti
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
2
Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: San Francisco

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Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 6th (Fri), make a trip to Musical Fountain and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Lahti is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from San Francisco to Lahti, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 55°F. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Lahti

Shopping
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

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nights
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rantasalmi trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Rantasalmi takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rantasalmi can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks Nature
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum and then make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari sightseeing planner.

Drive from Rantasalmi to Mustasaari in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Vaasa
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Kaupungintalo - City Hall ©
Kaupungintalo - City Hall

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting Kurjenrahka National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna will get you outdoors. Visit Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral for their historical value. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, get your game on at Moomin World, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku travel route tool.

Getting from Mustasaari to Turku by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. July in Turku sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Moomin World, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly

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night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kimito Island trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Market Hall and Marimekko. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip site.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Espoo, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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