21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
3
Imatra
— 1 night
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
7
Turku
— 3 nights
8
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
9
Tampere
— 3 nights

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.
On the 27th (Sat), look for gifts at Pien Shop & Bar. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, thentest your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thendon't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip website.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

1
night
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 1st (Thu): head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, head off the coast to Malonsaari, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Imatra trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Kouvola to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Imatra are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Parikkala Sculpture Park, thenidentify plant and animal life at Siikalahti Wetland, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna visit planner.

Getting from Imatra to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll set off for Koli National Park on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Parikkala, Punkaharju Ridge
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Escape the urban bustle at Ukko-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Explore hidden gems such as Paha-Koli Hill and Koli Shop Retkitupa. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, get outside with Karhunkierros, and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

3
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 Tulliniemi Nature Path. Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Step out of Turku to go to Pernio and see Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku route app.

Getting from Kuusamo to Turku by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pernio, Kuusisto Manor, Tulliniemi Nature Path
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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