16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  4​h
1
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kuhmo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Kuusamo
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
End: Helsinki

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get outdoors at Lammassaari Island and Punkaharju Ridge. Step off the beaten path and head to Linnansaari National Park and Siikalahti Wetland. Venture out of the city with trips to The Parikkala Sculpture Park (in Parikkala) and Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot (in Imatra). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary builder .

Helsinki to Savonlinna is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Imatra, Parikkala, Punkaharju Ridge, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 29th (Wed), take a memorable tour with Treetop Adventure Park, then don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Old Mine Mining Museum. On the next day, wander the streets of Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), then take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, then kick back and relax at Honkaniemi Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Utra Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Joensuu online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Joensuu are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Old Mine Mining Museum
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Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market) ©
Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market)
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum

3
nights
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Boreal Wildlife Centre and Wild Taiga. Escape the urban bustle at Hiidenportti National Park and Kainuun Vaellustalli.

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You can drive from Joensuu to Kuhmo in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sotkamo
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

4
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Kiutakongas Rapids and Julma Olkky. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and The Predator Center in Kuusamo. Venture out of the city with trips to Syote National Park (in Syote) and Martinselkonen Wilds Centre (in Suomussalmi). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo road trip tool .

Getting from Kuhmo to Kuusamo by car takes about 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Martinselkonen Wilds Centre, Syote National Park
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Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ekenas Archipelago National Park and Nuuksio National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. There's more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder tool .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kuusamo in June: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park