17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Inari
— 3 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 4 nights
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Visit Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church for their historical value. Let the collections at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum capture your imagination. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. The adventure continues: get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Inari trip planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in August; daily highs in Inari reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, thenexamine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Savonlinna takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in August, Savonlinna is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive 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. On the 20th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then stop by Patakirppis.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Pori tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Savonlinna to Pori in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to 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
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Let the collections at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Teijo National Park and Kurjenrahka National Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella.

Make your Turku itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Oro.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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