17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Inari
— 2 nights
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Imatra
— 1 night
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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.

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 °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

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

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 °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Teijo National Park, Kurjenrahka National Park
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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 Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. There's still lots to do: explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm.

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 °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature 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, thenexplore 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, thenhead outdoors with Karhunkierros, thenlook 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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, thensee the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenstep 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 °C and lows of °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

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial 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, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, thenhead 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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 Linnanmaki Amusement Park. We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, and contemplate the long history of Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi.

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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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