17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Pori
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
6
Imatra
— 2 nights
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights

2
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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, thentake an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, thenappreciate 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 °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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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 Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy in Pernio, approximately Pernio away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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, thenexplore 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 °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °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

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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 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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

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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, thenexplore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, thencontemplate 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 °C, while at night they dip to °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, Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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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, thenhead 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 °C in June, and nighttime lows around °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

Side Trip

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

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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 Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Hietaranta Beach. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to 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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