21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Aarhus
Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
6
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Helsinki
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  6 h 15 min
End: Aarhus

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Hiidenvuori and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Escape the urban bustle at Arboretum Mustila and Valkmusa National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kouvola: Kotka (Riverside Park & Santalahti Nature Trail) and Hamina (St. John's Church, Hamina Fortress, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum.

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Aarhus, Denmark to Kouvola is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamina, Kotka, Valkmusa National Park, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo route planning tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kouvola to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In June, Kuusamo is a bit cooler than Kouvola - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 25th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Inari day trip app.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Inari are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Savonlinna takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in June, expect nights in Savonlinna to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Lilla holmen, try to win big at PAF Casino, then take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rauma trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Mariehamn to Rauma in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Rauma, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Popular historic sites such as Turku Cathedral and Archangel Michael's church are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko) and Pernio (Teijo National Park & Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku day trip app.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pernio, Tulliniemi Nature Path
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island road trip app.

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

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

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Laajalahti Nature Reserve. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Cathedral of Porvoo, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, see the interesting displays at Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip site.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Cathedral of Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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