11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Banjul
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  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
5
Pori
— 1 night
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, museums, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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Banjul, Gambia to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Banjul to Helsinki. While traveling from Banjul, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 20th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Inari holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in August, expect Inari to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

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

1
night
Akaslompolo

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

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo online itinerary planner .

Drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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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 the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get your game on at Moomin World, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary maker website .

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

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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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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night
Pori

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

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pori travel route planning tool .

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

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

1
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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally stroll through Lehman.

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Traveling by car from Pori to Kotka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

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

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