11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Pori
— 1 day
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Athens

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.
On the 7th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool .

Athens, Greece to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 10th (Sat), examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Kiutakongas Rapids, trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in August: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Pentik Hill, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

1
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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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari visit planner .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, then don't miss a visit to The Parikkala Sculpture Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Kolovesi National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Inari to Savonlinna by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Inari in August since evenings lows in Savonlinna dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parikkala, Punkaharju Ridge, Kolovesi National Park
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Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, then see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pori online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Pori takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
Rosenlew Museum ©
Rosenlew Museum

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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 16th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Naantali Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let little ones run wild at Adventure Park and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Turku road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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