18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Inari
— 3 nights
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
5
Pori
— 2 nights
6
Turku
— 2 nights
7
Kimito Island
— 2 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Shop till you drop at Market Square Kauppatori and Taiga Colors. And it doesn't end there: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, stop by Digelius Music, and brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. In July, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in July; daily highs in Inari reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo journey planning website.

You can drive from Inari to Kuusamo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn route planner.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Mariehamn in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma and then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Yyteri Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pori road trip planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Pori by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 4th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park and then identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oro and Soderlangvik Gard. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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