17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 1 night
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
3
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
5
Inari
— 2 nights
6
Turku
— 1 night
7
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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night
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman, and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila and then steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ruotsinpyhtaa driving holiday planning site.

Barcelona, Spain to Ruotsinpyhtaa is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Ruotsinpyhtaa due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Barcelona in September, plan for much colder days in Ruotsinpyhtaa, with highs around 17°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 17th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

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

Drive from Ruotsinpyhtaa to Savonlinna in 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stroll through Hiukka and then stroll through Venajanhiekka. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo trip site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Sotkamo takes 4.5 hours. September in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

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day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the activities along Pakasaivo and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Akaslompolo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. September in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Pakasaivo
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 22nd (Sat), get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari online trip maker.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Inari are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, then get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Inari to Turku in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in September: highs in Turku hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

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nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at 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.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip maker tool.

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

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

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Mannerheim Museum and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Design Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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