10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Phoenix
Fly:  23​h 30​min
Pori
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Phoenix

1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pori road trip website .

Phoenix, USA to Pori is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 9 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in August, with highs in Pori at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inari.

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#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

2
days
Inari

Inari ©
On the 25th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Siida, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then head outdoors with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Inari sightseeing planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Pori to Inari in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Pori in August, expect Inari to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Nature

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Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Inari Reindeerfarm ©
Inari Reindeerfarm

2
days
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 27th (Mon), hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip planner .

Getting from Inari to Kuusamo by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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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 29th (Wed), trek along Malonsaari, then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Imatra holiday builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Imatra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Imatra, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

2
days
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.
On the 30th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally look for gifts at Pien. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then make a trip to Senate Square.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Imatra to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Spas
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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