20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly + Drive:  22​h 45​min
1
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

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): relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then see the interesting displays at Siida. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Lemmenjoki National Park.

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Bangkok, Thailand to Inari is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Bangkok in August, expect Inari to be colder, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Hietaranta Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip 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. In August, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°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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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Jalavan Kauppa and Safaris. Get in touch with nature at Kiutakongas Rapids and Karhunkierros. Step out of Kuusamo with an excursion to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail in Juuma--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo, and admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo road trip tool .

Fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Kuusamo is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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

1
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 get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Sotkamo takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors

Side Trip

Vuokatinvaara
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and The Church of the Holy Cross. Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Cathedral and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Step out of Turku to go to Rauma and see Old Rauma, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turku travel planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Turku takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car 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
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 18th (Sat), browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Ruokolahden Kirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, then browse the range of quality goods at Prisma, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, then look for gifts at MyGoodKnife, and finally browse the different shops at IsoKristiina.

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Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Imatra

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Prisma ©
Prisma
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 21st (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Oro and then explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Imatra to Kimito Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. August in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Manor ©
Soderlangvik Manor

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