16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Kansas City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 8 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kansas City in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 69°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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 outdoors at Teijo national park and Vepsa Island. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. The adventure continues: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turku tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo national park, Naantali Old Town
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

1
night
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 21st (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, then head off the coast to Malonsaari, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Imatra route planning tool .

Drive from Turku to Imatra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 22nd (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Kolovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip builder tool .

Drive from Imatra to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Punkaharju Ridge, Siikalahti Wetland, Kolovesi National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Escape the urban bustle at Pielinen and Paha-Koli Hill. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Akka-Koli Hill and Koli Shop Retkitupa.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get in touch with nature at Kiutakongas Rapids and Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Julma Olkky. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Ruka, admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo vacation planner .

Drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

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