16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Imatra
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
8
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: London

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 26th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island online tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Kimito Island is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in August, Kimito Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to Kurjenrahka National Park and Teijo National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Rauma to see The Church of the Holy Cross about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 31st (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn holiday website.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Take a break from the city and head to Lemmenjoki National Park and Lake Inari. Discover out-of-the-way places like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Inari Reindeer Farm. It doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Inari day trip website.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Inari in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mariehamn in September; daily highs in Inari reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel 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

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, get outside with Karhunkierros, and then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Kuusamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

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

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): head off the coast to Malonsaari, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Imatra road trip website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Imatra, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

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

2
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.
On the 8th (Sat), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and finally examine the collection at Design Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

You can take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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