18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  7​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
5
Inari
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
End: Tallinn

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 11th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Oro and then admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island journey planner.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Kimito Island is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Teijo national park (in Pernio) and The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma). There's more to do: stroll through Vepsa Island and view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planning app .

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo national park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the history at Salpa Line, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, view the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Siikalahti Wetland, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki, Siikalahti Wetland
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Appreciate the collections at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction. Step out of the city life by going to Kiutakongas Rapids and Hossa National Park. Step out of Kuusamo with an excursion to Paikanselan Taistelualue in Salla--about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

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You can fly from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Savonlinna, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuusamo, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 5°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Salla, Hossa National Park
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Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Get in touch with nature at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Tuula's Reindeer. Explore hidden gems such as Siida and Lemmenjoki National Park. Step out of Inari with an excursion to Gold Prospector Museum in Tankavaara--about 1h 30 min away.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
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.
Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Korkeasaari Zoo and Norman Travels. Step out of Helsinki to go to Vantaa and see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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