29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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29 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  9​h
1
Pori
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Sotkamo
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
6
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Manchester

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pori travel route planner.

Manchester, UK to Pori is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Pori due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Pori

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
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The Church of the Holy Cross

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lammassaari Island, stroll through Malonsaari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally make a trip to Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Imatra itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Pori to Imatra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

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 (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

4
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. We've included these beaches for you: Venajanhiekka and Hiukka. Step off the beaten path and head to Boreal Wildlife Centre and Nurmes Church. Take a break from Sotkamo with a short trip to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto in Rautavaara, about 58 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Hiidenportti National Park.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sotkamo road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Sotkamo takes 4.5 hours. In August in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Rautavaara, Boreal Wildlife Centre, Nurmes Church
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kiutakongas Rapids and Shopping Center Kumpare. Visiting Riisitunturi National Park and Syote National Park will get you outdoors. Step out of Kuusamo with an excursion to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail in Juuma--about 38 minutes away.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Syote National Park, Riisitunturi National Park, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Get outdoors at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Lake Inari. Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

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Getting from Kuusamo to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida ©
Siida

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Teijo national park and Vepsa Island. Attractions like Kurjenrahka National Park and Bellevue Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Korpo Church (in Korpo), Vaski Adventure Island (in Naantali) and Kumlinge Church (in Kumlinge). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and steep yourself in history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in August: highs in Turku hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Korpo Church, Teijo national park, Kurjenrahka National Park, Vaski Adventure Island, Bellevue Beach
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kumlinge Church ©
Kumlinge Church

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Adventure
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Kids will enjoy Aurlahti Beach and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa) and Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary planner .

Getting from Kimito Island to Helsinki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Aurlahti Beach, Stromforsin ruukki, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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