17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

London
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Imatra
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
London

2
days
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Pori travel route planner.

London, UK to Pori is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Pori. When traveling from London in June, plan for slightly colder days in Pori, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
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The Church of the Holy Cross

3
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Pernio to see Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, contemplate the long history of Kuusisto Manor, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Turku road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Kuusisto Manor, Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
days
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then admire the sheer force of Kiutakongas Rapids, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Karhunkierros.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo road trip app .

You can fly from Turku to Kuusamo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in June: highs in Kuusamo hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

2
days
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 14th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Venajanhiekka and then head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka.

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You can drive from Kuusamo to Sotkamo in 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

2
days
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna road trip website .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Savonlinna takes 4.5 hours. In June in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, and then head off the coast to Malonsaari.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Imatra trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Imatra are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and National Museum of Finland. Get outdoors at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Hietaranta Beach. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at Design Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour app .

Traveling by train from Imatra to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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