21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
9
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): look for gifts at Pien. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday planning tool .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 30th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then stroll through Hiidenvuori, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kouvola road trip tool .

Take a train from Helsinki to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to take a train 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
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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.
On the 1st (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, head off the coast to Malonsaari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tainionkosken Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Imatra road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Imatra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Imatra sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

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

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Parikkala Sculpture Park, then explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Kolovesi National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna route planner.

Drive from Imatra to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Parikkala, Kolovesi National Park, Punkaharju Ridge
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Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Paha-Koli Hill. Escape the urban bustle at Pielinen and Ukko-Koli Hill.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°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 Trails

Side Trip

Koli
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-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, then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Kiutakongas Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo holiday planning tool .

Drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from the city and head to Teijo national park and Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Tulliniemi Nature Path in Hanko (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, browse the collection at Turku City Library, contemplate the long history of Kuusisto Manor, and have fun at Adventure Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip website .

Fly from Kuusamo to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 12th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Archipelago National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island journey site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can 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 ©
Soderlangvik

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Take a break from the city and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tampere itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough 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
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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