17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kuusamo
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pori trip maker site.

London, UK to Pori is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in June: highs in Pori hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

3
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
We've included these beaches for you: Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Archangel Michael's church. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy in Pernio, approximately Pernio away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, admire the striking features of Kuusisto Manor, and contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 12th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. On your second day here, head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo online attractions planner.

Getting from Turku to Kuusamo by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Turku in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Kuusamo, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

2
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Sotkamo

Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 14th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka and then head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo road trip site.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Sotkamo takes 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

2
nights
Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Savonlinna takes 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Malonsaari.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Imatra trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

3
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Helsinki

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Hietaranta Beach. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, stop by Ullanlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip site.

Drive from Imatra to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:

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."