16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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), make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenmake a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Kansas City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Kansas City in August, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 69°F and 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 Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Teijo National Park and Vepsa Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Naantali Old Town and Turku Castle. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and have fun at Adventure Park.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Teijo National Park
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Imatra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Imatra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Punkaharju Ridge, Siikalahti Wetland
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

3
nights
Koli National Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ukko-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paha-Koli Hill and Pielisen Museum. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Ruka and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Julma Olkky and Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

Plan my day in Kuusamo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

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