17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Belo Horizonte
Fly:  23 h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
6
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 15 min
7
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Belo Horizonte

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at The National Museum of Finland and Kansallisgalleria capture your imagination. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Belo Horizonte to Helsinki. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in July, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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 19th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, thentrek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

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

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 21st (Sun): appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online holiday planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

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
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, thenget outside with Karhunkierros, and then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see photos and more tourist information, read Kuusamo trip maker.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In July in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can 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 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, 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 striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip 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 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks 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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn day trip planning app.

You can fly from Inari to Mariehamn in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park, thenexamine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, thenadmire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

Make your Kimito Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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