11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Athens
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
5
Pori
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thentake 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 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. 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 travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pentik Hill. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, thentour 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 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 Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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

1
day
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 12th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thenexamine 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 take a bus; or fly. 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 travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.
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, thencontemplate 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 7 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 Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parikkala, Punkaharju Ridge
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park

1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, thenexamine 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 flight and train; 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 Museums 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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nights
Turku

Turku ©
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, thentake an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, thenbrowse 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

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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