22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + Train:  7​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Paris

4
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 Yyteri Beach and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tampere Cathedral and Galleria Ronga. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari), Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) (in Pori) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tampere travel route builder site .

Paris, France to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Tampere. In July, Tampere is little chillier than Paris - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Ahtari Zoo
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Oro.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island holiday tool .

Getting from Tampere to Kimito Island by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or 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 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Shop till you drop at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Turun Kauppahalli. Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Teijo National Park in Pernio, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku road trip planning website .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Naantali Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get outdoors at Kiutakongas Rapids and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Jalavan Kauppa. Step out of Kuusamo with an excursion to Korouoma Canyon in Posio--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Kuusamo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Turku, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuusamo, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Korouoma Canyon, Jalavan Kauppa
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 10th (Sat), pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna road trip website .

Drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Kolovesi National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade, and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila and then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Porvoo Old Town). There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Anhava, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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