16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Imatra
— 2 nights
3
Savonlinna
— Few hours
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
6
Turku
— 3 nights
7
Kimito Island
— 2 nights

4
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.
Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Arboretum Mustila. And it doesn't end there: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Ruokolahden Kirkko, head off the coast to Malonsaari, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, thenexplore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko.

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

You can drive from Helsinki to Imatra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Imatra, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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hours
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Pikkukirkko and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna day trip tool.

Drive from Imatra to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Sotkamo takes 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Sotkamo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Venajanhiekka, Vuokatinvaara
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, thenhit the slopes at Ruka, and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo online trip maker.

Getting from Sotkamo to Kuusamo by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting Teijo National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Kurjenrahka National Park. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

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

Getting from Kuusamo to Turku by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Kurjenrahka National Park, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oro and Soderlangvik Gard. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kimito Island road trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard