19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Kuusamo
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hanko
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Paris

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Santalahti Nature Trail and Lehman. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Valkmusa National Park. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Riverside Park (in Kotka). Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. There's more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder website .

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Stromforsin ruukki, Nuuksio National Park, Valkmusa National Park, Arboretum Mustila
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

6
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Visiting Kiutakongas Rapids and Syote National Park will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuusamo: Posio (Pentik Hill & Riisitunturi National Park), Suomussalmi (Hossa National Park & Martinselkonen Wilds Centre) and Paikanselan Taistelualue (in Salla). And it doesn't end there: hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, get outside with Karhunkierros, and stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip maker .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Imatra to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Imatra in August; daily highs in Kuusamo reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Suomussalmi, Posio, Salla, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Syote National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 2nd (Sun), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, get outside with Kuuskajaskari, and then look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo.

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You can fly from Kuusamo to Pori in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Kuusamo in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Pori, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Kuuskajaskari ©
Kuuskajaskari

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, then hike along The Archipelago Trail, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach and then trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Turku road trip app .

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hanko, Louhisaari Manor
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

2
nights
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Ekenas Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hanko trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Hanko takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hanko are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Raseborg
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Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park
Ekenas Museum ©
Ekenas Museum

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