7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  19​h
1
Turku
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h
3
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip website .

Newark, USA to Turku is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Turku due to the time zone difference. In August, Turku is little chillier than Newark - with highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo vacation tool .

You can fly from Turku to Kuusamo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in August, expect nights in Kuusamo to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are slightly colder, around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

1
night
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 13th (Tue), kick back and relax at Lammassaari Island, then step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Imatra journey website .

Getting from Kuusamo to Imatra by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Imatra are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Trails
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

3
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 Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online tour planner .

Getting from Imatra to Helsinki by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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