18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation maker

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naantali
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
8
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
You've now added Porvoo Old Town to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

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London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Naantali

— 1 night
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Naantali trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Naantali takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Naantali sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Yyteri Beach has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

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Getting from Naantali to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko and then explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa route planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

Joensuu

— 3 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Ukko-Koli Hill and Paha-Koli Hill. Get some cultural insight at Joensuu Church and Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko. It doesn't end there: head outdoors with Utransaari/ The Utra Island and make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

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Getting from Vaasa to Joensuu by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

Imatra

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Olavinlinna Castle as well as Imatra Waterfall. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, steep yourself in history at Detachment Kuhlmey, then pause for some serene contemplation at De tre korsens kyrka, and finally see the interesting displays at Karelian Farmhouse Open Air Museum. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Siikalahti Wetland, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church.

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Traveling by car from Joensuu to Imatra takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

Porvoo Old Town has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Fri), make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, then steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Imatra to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Savonlinna

— 3 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at S/S Salama, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."