17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Imatra
— 1 night
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Pori
— 1 day
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Hietaranta Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Temppeliaukio Church. Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Helsinki is 10 hours. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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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 12th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Imatra online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Imatra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Imatra are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Waterfall
Imatra Waterfall
4.3
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Island
Malonsaari
4.4

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 13th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and then head outdoors with Karhunkierros.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Imatra to Kuusamo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Outdoor Activity
Karhunkierros
4.9
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Water Body
Kiutakongas Rapids
4.8

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Take a break from the city and head to Lemmenjoki National Park and Juutua Nature Trail. Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Otsamo Fell, wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Inari sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 18th (Thu), shop like a local with Pori Art Museum, stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Pori trip builder site.

Getting from Inari to Pori by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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Must see
Yyteri Beach
4.6
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Art Gallery
Pori Art Museum
4.2

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Vepsa Island. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). Next up on the itinerary: get lost in a book at Turku City Library and take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:
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Must see
Turku Castle
4.5
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bengtskar Lighthouse and Rosala Viking Centre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oro and Soderlangvik Gard. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip site.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:
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Wildlife Area
Oro
4.7
Art Museum
Soderlangvik Gard
4.5

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