22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kuusamo
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island online holiday planner.

Hannover, Germany to Kimito Island is an approximately 23-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hannover in July since evenings lows in Kimito Island dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

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Drive from Kimito Island to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riisitunturi National Park and Shopping Center Kumpare. Step out of the city life by going to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Kiutakongas Rapids. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Kuusamo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Inari and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip maker.

Drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Inari to Savonlinna in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Imatra

— 2 nights
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 20th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tainionkosken Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Malonsaari, then stop by Imatran Kalatalo, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Imatra journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Imatra, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Kouvola

— 1 night
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, then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

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Getting from Imatra to Kouvola by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Helsinki

— 5 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nuuksio National Park and Porvoo Old Town. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Teijo National Park in Pernio, approximately Pernio away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip site.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."