33 days in Finland Itinerary

33 days in Finland Itinerary

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33 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Syote
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Kuusamo
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Imatra
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
9
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Karachi

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip builder .

Karachi, Pakistan to Kimito Island is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Karachi to Kimito Island. In August, Kimito Island is cooler than Karachi - with highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Teijo national park. Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Cathedral and Ett Hem Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Tulliniemi Nature Path). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island, browse the collection at Turku City Library, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, and have fun at Adventure Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku tour planning site .

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hanko, Teijo National Park, Naantali Church, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then stop by Patakirppis.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Pori, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Head to Hippupuoti Gift Shop and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajosfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Lake Inari. Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Inari trip builder .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Pori to Inari in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Pori in September; daily highs in Inari reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Syote.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Hippupuoti Gift Shop
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

1
night
Syote

Syote ©
On the 13th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon and then stop by Jalavan Kauppa. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Syote National Park.

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

Getting from Inari to Syote by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Syote

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Jalavan Kauppa, Korouoma Canyon
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Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park
Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

4
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Kiutakongas Rapids and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Head to Shopping Center Kumpare and Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shopfor plenty of shopping. When in Kuusamo, make a side trip to see Martinselkonen Wilds Centre in Suomussalmi, approximately 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Julma Olkky, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, fly down the slopes at Ruka, and admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo driving holiday planner.

Drive from Syote to Kuusamo in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Martinselkonen Wilds Centre
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Step out of the city life by going to Linnansaari National Park and Siikalahti Wetland. Head to Taito Shop Savonlinna and Savonlinna Market Squarefor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and find something for the whole family at Punkaharjun Kesamaa.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Siikalahti Wetland, Punkaharjun Kesamaa, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Imatra Waterfall and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings. Do your shopping at MyGoodKnife and Imatran Kalatalo. Explore Imatra's surroundings by going to Lappeenranta (Saimaa Canal & Sandcastle Lappeenranta) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari and stroll through Lammassaari Island.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Imatra trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Imatra are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Kummakivi Boulder, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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.
Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Stockmann's Department Store. Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). Pack the 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, look for gifts at Pien, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and browse the exhibits of Mannerheim Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Porvoo Old Town
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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