22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Hannover
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Imatra
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Kouvola
— 1 night
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  6​h 45​min
End: Hannover

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 7th (Sun), expand your understanding of the military at Oro. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island online trip planner .

Hannover, Germany to Kimito Island is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hannover to Kimito Island is 1 hour. Traveling from Hannover in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Kimito Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Tampere Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Tampere in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Kiutakongas Rapids and Safaris. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Shopping Center Kumpare. When in Kuusamo, make a side trip to see Riisitunturi National Park in Posio, approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Riisitunturi National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lemmenjoki National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Lake Inari and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

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 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Kolovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planning site .

You can fly from Inari to Savonlinna in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kolovesi National Park
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Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tainionkosken Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Malonsaari, then stop by Imatran Kalatalo, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, then stroll through Lammassaari Island, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Imatra visit planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola sightseeing planner .

Getting from Imatra to Kouvola by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Teijo national park and Porvoo Old Town. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning website .

Getting from Kouvola to Helsinki by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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