18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Oro and then take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik Gard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island day trip planning site.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Kimito Island is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Kimito Island. In September, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Teijo National Park and Vepsa Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 16th (Sun), take in the history at Salpa Line, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, thenview the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Siikalahti Wetland, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Punkaharju, Siikalahti Wetland
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Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll explore and learn at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction. Get outdoors at Hossa National Park and Kiutakongas Rapids. Change things up with a short trip to Paikanselan Taistelualue in Salla (about 1h 40 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky and experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Savonlinna, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kuusamo, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. You'll set off for Inari on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Kuusamo

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Salla, Hossa National Park
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Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Hossa National Park
Hossa National Park
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Let the collections at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lemmenjoki National Park and Tuula's Reindeer. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Inari tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Inari are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto and Norman Travels. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

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You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to 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 °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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