32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Perth
Fly + Drive:  25 h
1
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
8
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
9
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
11
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Perth

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Hiidenvuori and Arboretum Mustila. Take a break from the city and head to Valkmusa National Park and Riverside Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina) and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip itinerary builder app.

Perth, Australia to Kouvola is an approximately 25- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Perth to Kouvola, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kouvola, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Valkmusa National Park, Hiidenvuori, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sammonlahden Church, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then head off the coast to Malonsaari.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Imatra trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Imatra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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

2
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Get outdoors at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Paha-Koli Hill. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ukko-Koli Hill and Tahko Farmi. Take a break from Koli National Park with a short trip to Paalasmaan Surukivi in Juuka, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Tahko Farmi, Paalasmaan Surukivi
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Herajarvi Hiking Trail ©
Herajarvi Hiking Trail

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara and then kick back and relax at Hiukka.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sotkamo visit site.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Sotkamo in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Venajanhiekka, Vuokatinvaara
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, get outside with Karhunkierros, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo trip planning website.

Getting from Sotkamo to Kuusamo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get outdoors at Lemmenjoki National Park and Juutua Nature Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Inari Reindeer Farm. There's more to do: head outdoors with Lake Inari and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Kuusamo to Inari by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kobba Klintar, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Maritime Quarter, then contemplate the long history of Bomarsund, then explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Inari to Mariehamn by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in September; daily highs in Mariehamn reach 18°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and The Church of the Holy Cross are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Teijo National Park and Vepsa Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Old Rauma (in Rauma), Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo National Park, Nagu Church, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kimito Island online tour planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

3
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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.
Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get a sense of the local culture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Pack the 13th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and stroll around Sibelius Monument.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Helsinki vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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