22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly + Drive:  21 h 30 min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Rauma
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
7
Aland Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3 h
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 15 min
9
Inari
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 45 min
10
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Austin

2
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 7th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral and then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kotka itinerary planning site .

Austin, USA to Kotka is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Austin in June, with highs in Kotka at 66°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Bunker Museum, Salpa Line Museum, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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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 10th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsalan kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Imatra tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Kotka to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 11th (Mon), examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally make a trip to Riihisaari.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna vacation maker app .

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro.

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Getting from Savonlinna to Kimito Island by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife
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Oro ©
Oro

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 14th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church, then get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Cross, Rauma, see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum, examine the collection at Bonk Keskus Ky, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse, and finally take an in-depth tour of old City Hall.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rauma online vacation planner .

Getting from Kimito Island to Rauma by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Pori
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 16th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Kurjenrahka National Park, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Aland Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Aland Island

Aland Island ©
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, admire the masterpieces at Alands Konstmuseum, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Aland Island vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Aland Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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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.
Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Temppeliaukion Church and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, see the interesting displays at Hakasalmi Villa, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker tool .

Getting from Aland Island to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 23rd (Sat), get outside with Lake Inari, then examine the collection at Siida, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, then experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Inari online travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, Inari is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 57°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip planning app .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Pakasaivo, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo