22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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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
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Hannover

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
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 8-hour combination of flight and car. 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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Change things up with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip site.

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. Wrap up 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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riisitunturi National Park and Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. Step out of the city life by going to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Kiutakongas Rapids. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo journey planning tool.

Getting from Tampere to Kuusamo by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 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 Outdoors

Side Trips

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Riisitunturi National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
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 Lemmenjoki National Park and Lake Inari. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
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, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, thenexamine 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

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Punkaharju
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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 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, thenstop by Imatran Kalatalo, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, thenstep 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

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kouvola using our trip planner.

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

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nuuksio National Park and Hakaniemi Market. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to 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

Side Trips

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

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