7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Pori
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly + shuttle:  8​h 45​min
4
Inari
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori attractions site .

London, UK to Pori is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August, Pori is little chillier than London - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 8th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Riihisaari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

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

1
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Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Siida, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Inari online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Savonlinna to Inari in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Inari is a bit cooler than Savonlinna - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida

2
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.
On the 10th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Design Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Spas
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

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