16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 2 nights
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
6
Imatra
— 1 night
7
Kotka
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann Department Store, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki planning website.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in August, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Historic Sites · Adventure
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step out of the city life by going to Lemmenjoki National Park and Lake Inari. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Inari Reindeer Farm. There's more to do: explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Turku to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Turku in August: high temperatures in Inari hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 11th (Sat), trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo itinerary site.

Getting from Inari to Kuusamo by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

To find out how to plan a trip to Koli National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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 15th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Imatra online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Imatra takes 3.5 hours. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

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

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nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki, then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valkmusa National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kotka travel route planning app.

Getting from Imatra to Kotka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Stromforsin Ruukki, Valkmusa National Park
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

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