7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly:  15​h
Porvoo
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
San Francisco

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Albert Edelfelt Studio Museum, stop by Willatar, and then stroll through Fredrika Runebergs Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Porvoo tour itinerary planning site .

San Francisco, USA to Porvoo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Porvoo is 10 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: high temperatures in Porvoo hover around 65°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

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Willatar ©
Willatar

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip website .

You can drive from Porvoo to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): make a trip to Abo Akademi and then gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Turku in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Turku sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

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Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

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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 9th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki visit website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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