16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kotka
— 1 night
Drive
2
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Inari
— 1 night
Fly
6
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Kotka

Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 26th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, deepen your knowledge of military history at Main Building of Military School, then walk around Riverside Park, then stop by Linden Esplanade, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

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Helsinki to Kotka is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

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Arboretum Mustila ©
Wildlife Area
Arboretum Mustila
4.7

3
nights
Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore hidden gems such as Imatra Waterfall and Olavinlinna Castle. Visiting Linnansaari National Park and Lammassaari Island will get you outdoors.

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Drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Imatra Waterfall ©
Waterfall
Imatra Waterfall
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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then stroll through Akka-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park road trip tool.

Getting from Savonlinna to Koli National Park by car takes about 3 hours. September in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

Side Trip

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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
5.0
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill
4.8
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
5.0

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Karhunkierros.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo day trip website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Koli National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days in Kuusamo, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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

1
night
Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Inari itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
National Park
Lemmenjoki National Park
4.6
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
5.0

1
night
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 7th (Mon), wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island. Keep things going the next day: trek along The Archipelago Trail, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Inari to Turku in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Turku: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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The Archipelago Trail ©
Hiking Trail
The Archipelago Trail
4.6
Naantali Old Town ©
Neighborhood
Naantali Old Town
4.3
Vepsa Island ©
Beach
Vepsa Island
4.0

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): take a stroll through Katajanokka, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker website.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

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Katajanokka ©
Must see
Katajanokka
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Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games
4.4

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