17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kimito Island
— 1 night
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Imatra
— 1 night
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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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.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, 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 · Museums
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Wildlife Area
Oro
4.7
Art Museum
Soderlangvik Gard
4.5

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 Cathedral. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip maker site.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

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Must see
Turku Castle
4.5
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Must see
Turku Cathedral
4.4

2
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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 ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Inari online journey maker.

Getting from Turku to Inari by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. 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 drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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National Park
Lemmenjoki National Park
4.6
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Outdoor Activity
Lake Inari
4.5

1
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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.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo travel app.

Getting from Inari to Kuusamo by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. 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 · Shopping

Side Trip

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Outdoor Activity
Karhunkierros
4.9
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Water Body
Kiutakongas Rapids
4.8

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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 find other places to visit, maps, reviews, 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

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Specialty Museum
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
4.4

1
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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.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, 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 drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Waterfall
Imatra Waterfall
4.3
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Island
Malonsaari
4.4

4
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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.
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. Next up on the itinerary: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, steep yourself in history at Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker.

Drive from Imatra to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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