18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday maker

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 5 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 6 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:

Mikkeli

— 5 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Mikkeli side-trips: Lappeenranta (Lappeenranta Fortress & Sandcastle Lappeenranta) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Communications Centre Lokki, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, stop by Stella, and don't miss a visit to Kenkavero.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mikkeli trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Helsinki to Mikkeli by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will leave for Savonlinna on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Mikkeli

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 24:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Savonlinna Market Square, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Kuusamo

— 6 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to The Silent People (in Suomussalmi) and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma). There's still lots to do: get outside with Karhunkierros, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and soothe aching muscles at Rukaland.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. August in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — Sep 1:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."