10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Drive:  6​h
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Imatra
— 1 night
train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Vienna

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary website .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Savonlinna is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Savonlinna due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Savonlinna when traveling from St. Petersburg in July, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

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.
For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Imatra road trip planning site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Imatra sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 25th (Wed), examine the collection at Siida, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

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Traveling by combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Imatra to Inari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Imatra in July, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Pori trip maker tool .

Getting from Inari to Pori by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hietaranta Beach. Visit Rock Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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