11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Banjul
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Banjul

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, stop by Ullanlinna, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip tool.

Banjul, Gambia to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Banjul, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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night
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 20th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get great views at Otsamo Fell.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Inari vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in August; daily highs in Inari reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

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

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Akaslompolo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. August in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 22nd (Thu), let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Akaslompolo to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Akaslompolo in August, you will find days in Turku are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pori travel route planner.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

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night
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, stroll through Beach Mansikkalahti, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally kick back and relax at Lehman.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kotka trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pori to Kotka in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Kotka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Lehman ©
Lehman
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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