18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
5
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Imatra
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
8
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: London

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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.
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- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. 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 Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hvittrask, Porvoo Old Town
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The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence

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Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Naantali trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Naantali takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. 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

Turku
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Pori

Pori ©
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 take in the spiritual surroundings of 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.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pori travel route planner.

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 Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
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.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, 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 Parks Nature

Side Trips

Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko, Raippaluodon Silta
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko ©
Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko
Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko ©
Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Utransaari/ The Utra Island. Get some cultural insight at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko and Joensuu Church. Take a break from Joensuu with a short trip to Ukko-Koli Hill in Koli National Park, about 1h 05 min away. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Joensuu trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Vaasa to Joensuu in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko

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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.
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 identify plant and animal life at Siikalahti Wetland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Imatra vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Imatra takes 2.5 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 take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Olavinlinna Castle, Siikalahti Wetland
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
De tre korsens kyrka ©
De tre korsens kyrka

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at 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 drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. 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

Kerimaki
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church