17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Portland
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
7
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Portland

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to Teijo National Park and Kurjenrahka National Park. Step out of Turku to go to Rauma and see Old Rauma, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary tool.

Portland, USA to Turku is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Portland to Turku, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in July, things will get a bit cooler in Turku: highs are around 70°F and lows about 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Old Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island journey planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

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

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 (Sun), explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, thenstep off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taipalsaaren kirkko, thenexplore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, and finally stroll through Malonsaari.

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Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Imatra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Kummakivi Boulder, Taipalsaaren kirkko
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 17th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, get all the information you need at Riihisaari, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip planning website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Inari.

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
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 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, thenrelax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Inari planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Inari, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

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
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, thenlearn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Mariehamn takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

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

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Get outdoors at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Hietaranta Beach. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, see the interesting displays at Design Museum, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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