22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  30​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
5
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Adelaide

3
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 Fortress of Suomenlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Kansallisgalleria and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), see the interesting displays at Design Museum, and don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning tool .

Adelaide, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip planner .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Imatra in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

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

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 25th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

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

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Savonlinna in June, expect nights in Kuusamo to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

3
nights
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 28th (Thu): experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Let the collections at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum and Ett Hem Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (Old Rauma & The Church of the Holy Cross) and Teijo national park (in Pernio). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, and admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Turku in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in June, you will find days in Turku are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rauma, Kultaranta Garden, Teijo National Park
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kobba Klintar and Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum. Let the collections at Museumship Pommern and Kastelholm Castle capture your imagination. Step out of Mariehamn to go to Sund and see Bomarsund, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip planner .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Aland Island, Sund, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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