24 days in Finland Itinerary

24 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Alicante
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h
3
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Alicante

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, and stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Turku tour planner.

Alicante, Spain to Turku is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Alicante in July, you will find days in Turku are little chillier (24°C), and nights are colder (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Old Rauma, Kultaranta Garden, Teijo National Park
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. On your second day here, examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, thensee the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. July in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aland Island, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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 30th (Mon), hike along Malonsaari, thenstep off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, thenexplore the activities along Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Imatra day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Imatra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. July in Imatra sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Visit Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and Savonlinna Provincial Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savonlinna: Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church, Siikalahti Wetland
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Visiting Karhunkierros and Kiutakongas Rapids will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riisitunturi National Park and Shopping Center Kumpare. When in Kuusamo, make a side trip to see Pieni Karhunkierros Trail in Juuma, approximately Juuma away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In August in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Inari and Lemmenjoki National Park. The adventure continues: get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Inari sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

6
nights
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 Porvoo Old Town and Kansallisgalleria. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hakaniemi Market and Boss Shop. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). Pack the 15th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Porvoo, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria