16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

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
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), admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lahti trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

San Francisco, USA to Lahti is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Lahti

Shopping
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

2
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 maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rantasalmi trip planner .

Getting from Lahti to Rantasalmi by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks Nature
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum and then don't miss a visit to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mustasaari online trip planner .

You can drive from Rantasalmi to Mustasaari in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. 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

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Vaasa
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Kaupungintalo - City Hall ©
Kaupungintalo - City Hall

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Kurjenrahka National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Visit Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral for their historical value. There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, see the interesting displays at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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 ©
On the 13th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip builder app .

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

6
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.
Shop till you drop at Marimekko and Boss Shop. Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, look for gifts at Marimekko, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish 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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