19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Lahti
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  4​h
3
Kuusamo
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Berlin

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Katajanokka and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Helsinki to go to Tuusula and see Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula), which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Helsinki. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) ©
Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Get in touch with nature at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Riverside Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Repovesi National Park and Arboretum Mustila. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahti: Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Maritime Centre Vellamo) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Pikku Vesijarvi.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lahti day trip app .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lahti in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Repovesi National Park, Arboretum Mustila, Hatanpaa Arboretum, Hiidenvuori
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Pikku Vesijarvi ©
Pikku Vesijarvi
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

4
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ruka and The Predator Center in Kuusamo. Escape the urban bustle at Kiutakongas Rapids and Safaris. Venture out of the city with trips to Riisitunturi National Park (in Posio) and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma). And it doesn't end there: explore by horseback at Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lahti to Kuusamo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lahti in June, with highs in Kuusamo at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Riisitunturi National Park
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Teijo National Park and Vepsa Island. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Naantali Old Town and Turku Cathedral. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Torronsuo National Park (in Tammela) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku online route planner .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Teijo National Park, Torronsuo National Park, Naantali Old Town
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island visit planner .

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Mathildedalin Kylapanimo
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Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

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