18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

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

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Porvoo Old Town. On the 25th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker website .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 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

Side Trips

Hvittrask, Porvoo Old Town
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kallio Church ©
Kallio Church
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House

1
night
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Naantali trip itinerary builder site .

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

Things to do in Naantali

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. You've now added Yyteri Beach to your itinerary. On the 31st (Fri), kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

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You can drive from Naantali to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Pori sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko and then step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip planner .

Drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko, Raippaluodon Silta
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Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko ©
Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko
Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko ©

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko and Joensuu Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Ukko-Koli Hill and Paha-Koli Hill. It doesn't end there: head outdoors with Utransaari/ The Utra Island and make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Joensuu trip website .

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough 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

2
nights
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 10th (Mon): 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 examine the collection at Karelian Farmhouse Open Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church.

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Traveling by car from Joensuu to Imatra takes 2.5 hours. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kouvola.

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

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
You've now added Porvoo Old Town to your itinerary. On the 14th (Fri), make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for 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

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