21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Aarhus
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
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. Popular historic sites such as St. John's Church and Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Arboretum Mustila and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla), Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Hamina Fortress (in Hamina). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, and trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

Plan my day in Kouvola using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Aarhus, Denmark to Kouvola is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Aarhus to Kouvola due to the time zone difference. In June in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. 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, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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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. On the 23rd (Sun), explore and take pictures at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kouvola to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kouvola in June: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip app .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Inari, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna vacation planner.

Getting from Inari to Savonlinna by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: 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. Cap off 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
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): stroll through Lilla holmen, then try your luck at PAF Casino, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Mariehamn trip planning app .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. 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 get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rauma trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mariehamn to Rauma takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to Teijo national park and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Step out of Turku to go to Pernio and see Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip maker tool .

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

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 ©
On the 4th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island day trip planning website .

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can 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 ©
Soderlangvik

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, explore the galleries of Mannerheim Museum, and see the interesting displays at Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo).

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Cathedral of Porvoo
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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