14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Faro
Fly:  15​h
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Imatra
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Faro

2
days
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary builder website .

Faro, Portugal to Pori is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Faro to Pori due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Faro in July; daily highs in Pori reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
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The Church of the Holy Cross

2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 1st (Wed), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island. On the next day, make a trip to Naantali Church, admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, then examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, and finally explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

2
days
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then head outdoors 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 other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Turku in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kuusamo: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna route planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

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

2
days
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 6th (Mon): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taipalsaaren kirkko, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder, and finally trek along Malonsaari.

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Getting from Savonlinna to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Imatra are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

#Nature, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Taipalsaaren kirkko, Kummakivi Boulder
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hietaranta Beach. Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

You can take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Stromforsin ruukki
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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