20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Inari
— 3 nights
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
3
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
4
Sotkamo
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 3 nights
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
7
Imatra
— 2 nights
8
Kimito Island
— 2 nights

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, thenrelax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

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Bangkok, Thailand to Inari is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Inari. In August, Inari is much colder than Bangkok - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route planner.

Getting from Inari to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Head to Jalavan Kauppa and Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shopfor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at The Predator Center in Kuusamo and Kiutakongas Rapids. Take a break from Kuusamo with a short trip to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail in Juuma, about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: get outside with Karhunkierros and explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Kuusamo is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Jalavan Kauppa, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa

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night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara and then head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sotkamo vacation builder site.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Sotkamo in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors

Side Trip

Vuokatinvaara
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

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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 The Church of the Holy Cross. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Cathedral and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Rauma to see Old Rauma about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Abo Akademi.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Turku trip maker site.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Turku in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rauma, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 18th (Sat), pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, thenstop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna route site.

Getting from Turku to Savonlinna by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, thenexplore the wide array of goods at Prisma, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeen Marian kirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, thenlook for gifts at MyGoodKnife, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at IsoKristiina.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Imatra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Imatra

Shopping Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Ruokolahden Kirkko ©
Ruokolahden Kirkko

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 21st (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Oro and then explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kimito Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Kimito Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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