17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Imatra
— 1 night
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
6
Inari
— 1 night
7
Turku
— 2 nights
8
Kimito Island
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thenstop by Taiga Colors, and finally make a trip to Hakaniemi Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, thenhunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally look for gifts at Kankurin Tupa.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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.
On the 15th (Mon), look for gifts at Imatran Kalatalo, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, thenhead off the coast to Lammassaari Island, thenhead off the coast to Malonsaari, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Imatra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Imatra are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

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

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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 16th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, thenstop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, thenhike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

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

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nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo itinerary maker.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. July in Kuusamo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

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night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail, thensee the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Inari route planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Inari by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

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
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Cathedral and Abo Akademi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To find out how to plan a trip to Turku, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Turku takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Inari in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Turku, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Parks Wildlife

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 ©
On the 26th (Fri), 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, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Kimito Island sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow 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

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