16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

4
nights
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 Arboretum Mustila and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Spas & Wellness. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and stroll through Hietaranta Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online day trip planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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nights
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 8th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko, head off the coast to Malonsaari, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Imatra road trip app .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Imatra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Imatra, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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.
For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner .

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then explore the striking landscape of Venajanhiekka. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Vuokatinvaara and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sotkamo online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Sotkamo takes 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°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

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, then hit the slopes at Ruka, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo route planning website .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Kuusamo takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time 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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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Teijo national park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya).

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku road trip app .

Fly from Kuusamo to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Old Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park
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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 ©
Visiting Archipelago National Park and Oro will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Helsingholm Guest Harbour and Soderlangvik.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kimito Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour