27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

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27 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
2
Kuopio
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Imatra
— 3 nights
4
Kotka
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kiutakongas Rapids and Karhunkierros. Visiting Julma Olkky and Hossa National Park will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo vacation planning website .

London, UK to Kuusamo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Kuusamo is 2 hours. In June, Kuusamo is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Hossa National Park
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Hossa National Park ©
Hossa National Park
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Get some historical perspective at Heinaveden kirkko and New Valamo Monastery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Venajanhiekka and Linnansaari National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuopio: Tahko Farmi (in Tahkovuori) and Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi).

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kuopio online itinerary maker .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Kuopio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuusamo in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kuopio, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heinavesi, Pyha-Hakki National Park, Linnansaari National Park, Venajanhiekka, Tahko Farmi
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lammassaari Island and Lempukka Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Olavinlinna Castle and Pikkukirkko. Change things up with these side-trips from Imatra: Taipalsaaren kirkko (in Taipalsaari), Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala) and Lappeenranta (Lappeenrannan kirkko, Ristikankaan kappeli, & more). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall and pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Imatra attractions site .

You can drive from Kuopio to Imatra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Savonlinna, Taipalsaaren kirkko, Siikalahti Wetland
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

5
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. We've included these beaches for you: Santalahti Nature Trail and Lehman. Get some historical perspective at Stromforsin ruukki and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Ankkapurha Culture Park (in Kouvola), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, and admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Imatra to Kotka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kotka are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hamina, Ankkapurha Culture Park, Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin ruukki, Hiidenvuori
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll get in some beach time at Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Escape the urban bustle at Teijo national park and Kurjenrahka National Park. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku holiday planner .

Getting from Kotka to Turku by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Naantali Church, Bellevue Beach, Teijo National Park, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

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nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

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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.
Visit Rock Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hietaranta Beach. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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