12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Zurich

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on Archipelago National Park. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island route builder .

Zurich, Switzerland to Kimito Island is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Kimito Island is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zurich in August; daily highs in Kimito Island reach 24°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park.

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Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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. On the 11th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Patakirppis, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Pori travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

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

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 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner .

Getting from Pori to Savonlinna by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

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.
For shopping fun, head to Hakaniemi Market or Market Square Kauppatori. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stockmann's Department Store. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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