17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Imatra
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: London

2
nights
Pori

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 other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, 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

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

3
nights
Turku

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 Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Archangel Michael's church. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy in Pernio, approximately Pernio away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, admire the striking features of Kuusisto Manor, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Turku day trip site.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy, Bellevue Beach, Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Kuusamo

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 maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo online attractions planner.

Getting from Turku to Kuusamo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; 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

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Sotkamo

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 where to stay, traveler tips, photos, 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 Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

2
nights
Savonlinna

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 see photos, traveler tips, reviews, 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

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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.
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 other places to visit, photos, reviews, 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 take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hietaranta Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, visit Ullanlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Imatra to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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