17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Inari
— 3 nights
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
7
Turku
— 4 nights

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2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary builder website.

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Helsinki. Traveling from Barcelona in August, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Visiting Lemmenjoki National Park and Juutua Nature Trail will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Otsamo Fell. There's more to do: head outdoors with Lake Inari and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Inari day trip planning site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in August: high temperatures in Inari hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 24th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Julma Olkky and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

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You can drive from Inari to Kuusamo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Herajarvi Hiking Trail and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ukko-Koli Hill and Pielinen. And it doesn't end there: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Herajarvi Hiking Trail ©
Herajarvi Hiking Trail

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 29th (Thu): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 30th (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

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Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Mariehamn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Kids will appreciate attractions like Turku Cathedral and Adventure Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya), The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Turku attractions planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 3:
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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