17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Imatra
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 15 min
End: London

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip planning app.

London, UK to Kimito Island is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Kimito Island due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from London in August since evenings lows in Kimito Island dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to Teijo National Park and Kurjenrahka National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Turku City Library. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Teijo National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step out of the city life by going to Lemmenjoki National Park and Lake Inari. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Inari Reindeer Farm. There's still lots to do: explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Inari online journey maker.

Getting from Turku to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Turku in August: high temperatures in Inari hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Outdoors

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
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 10th (Fri), stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then 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 11th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then head outdoors with Karhunkierros, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo travel app.

Getting from Inari to Kuusamo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

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
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 12th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

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 13th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Imatra driving holiday planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Imatra are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

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

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 16th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, contemplate the long history of Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi, and explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann Department Store.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki sightseeing app.

You can take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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