29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  9 h
1
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  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
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Inari
— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary tool.

Manchester, UK to Pori is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Pori. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

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, thenstep into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, thenhead off the coast to Malonsaari, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Imatra tour itinerary builder website.

Drive from Pori to Imatra in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thenappreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

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You can drive from Imatra to Savonlinna in 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hiukka and Venajanhiekka. Attractions like Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Hiidenportti National Park make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Sotkamo: Nurmes Church (in Nurmes) and Boreal Wildlife Centre (in Kuhmo).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Sotkamo day trip planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Sotkamo by car takes about 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rautavaara, Nurmes Church, Boreal Wildlife Centre
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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. Kids will enjoy Kiutakongas Rapids and Shopping Center Kumpare. Escape the urban bustle at Riisitunturi National Park and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kuusamo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Kuusamo takes 3.5 hours. In August in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Lemmenjoki National Park and Juutua Nature Trail. There's still lots to do: get outside with Lake Inari, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Archangel Michael's church. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Turku Cathedral and Bellevue Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya), Korpo Church (in Korpo) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Kumlinge Church, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

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Fly from Inari to Turku in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Inari in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Turku: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kumlinge Church, Bellevue Beach, Korpo Church, Vaski Adventure Island
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip builder.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get some cultural insight at Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa), Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja) and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa). Pack the 29th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo, and examine the collection at Design Museum.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Stromforsin Ruukki, Aurlahti Beach, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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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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