11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Pori
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Pori
— 1 day
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Pori

— 1 day
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then look for gifts at Patakirppis.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Pori trip maker tool.

London, UK to Pori is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Pori due to the time zone difference. 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

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

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 28th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, have fun at Adventure Park, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then step off the mainland to explore Kirjais, and finally don't miss a visit to Naantali Church.

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

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

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

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Savonlinna

— 1 day
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 1st (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Fly from Kimito Island to Savonlinna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then get outside with Karhunkierros, then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

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

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

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 4th (Sat): explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann Department Store, look for gifts at Marimekko, then stop by Taiga Colors, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday app.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."