17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, stop by Artisaani, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cathedral of Porvoo, Stromforsin ruukki
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Museum-lovers will get to explore Siida and Gold Prospector Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Inari is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 19th (Sun), look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

Start your trip to Savonlinna by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Savonlinna takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in August, Savonlinna is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then stop by Patakirppis.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Pori takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Teijo national park and Vepsa Island. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary app .

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 26th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Oro.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kimito Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro