25 days in Finland Itinerary

25 days in Finland Itinerary

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25 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Richmond
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Inari
— 3 nights
3
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Sotkamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
7
Pori
— 2 nights
8
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Richmond

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. Fortress of Suomenlinna and Design Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Norman Travels, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder website .

Richmond, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour combination of bus, train, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Richmond to Helsinki. Traveling from Richmond in June, you will find days in Helsinki are much colder (65°F), and nights are little chillier (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tapiola Golf
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get in touch with nature at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Lemmenjoki National Park. Shop till you drop at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Step out of Inari to go to Tankavaara and see Gold Prospector Museum, which is approximately 1h 30 min away.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Inari day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in June, things will get slightly colder in Inari: highs are around 57°F and lows about 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum, Hippupuoti Gift Shop
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

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nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jalavan Kauppa and Martinselkonen Wilds Centre. Visiting Kiutakongas Rapids and Riisitunturi National Park will get you outdoors. Step out of Kuusamo to go to Juuma and see Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Martinselkonen Wilds Centre, Jalavan Kauppa, Riisitunturi National Park, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

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nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Visiting Venajanhiekka and Hiidenportti National Park will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hiukka and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sotkamo road trip website .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Sotkamo takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rautavaara
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna attractions website .

You can drive from Sotkamo to Savonlinna in 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip planner .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Pori in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Teijo national park and Vepsa Island. Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary website .

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Naantali Church
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stroll through Archipelago National Park. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

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Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 15th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik