14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Faro
Fly:  15 h
1
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Faro

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 30th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, thenget to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pori trip itinerary maker website.

Faro, Portugal to Pori is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Faro to Pori due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Faro in July; daily highs in Pori reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
nights
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 1st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, thentake an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Naantali Church, admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, thensee the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turku road trip website.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 3rd (Fri), hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, thenhead outdoors with Karhunkierros, thenstop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Turku in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kuusamo: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 5th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, thenpause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna online trip builder.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Taipalsaaren kirkko, thenexplore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Malonsaari.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Imatra trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Savonlinna to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Imatra, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Kummakivi Boulder, Taipalsaaren kirkko
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

4
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.
Visit Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, stop by Ullanlinna, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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