10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Phoenix
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Pori
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  5 h
4
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Phoenix

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Pori online road trip planner.

Phoenix, USA to Pori is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Phoenix to Pori. Traveling from Phoenix in August, expect Pori to be cooler, temps between 67°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Inari holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Pori to Inari takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Inari is slightly colder than Pori - with highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. On the next day, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo holiday builder.

Getting from Inari to Kuusamo by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): head off the coast to Malonsaari, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, thenstep off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Imatra in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

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

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nights
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 Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thenfind your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally look for gifts at Pien Shop & Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral and then don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Imatra to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Adventure
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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