11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Inari
— 1 day
Fly
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
5
Pori
— 1 day
Drive
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey maker tool.

Athens, Greece to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Helsinki is cooler than Athens - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in August, expect Kuusamo to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Inari

— 1 day
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 12th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Inari holiday tool.

Drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Fly from Inari to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Savonlinna. You will leave for Pori on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Pori

— 1 day
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, then examine the collection at Villa Mairea, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pori trip website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Pori takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 16th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Turku online trip maker.

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."