8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, stroll through Norman Travels, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

Washington DC, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Traveling from Washington DC to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in October, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku travel planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll through Kirjurinluoto, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary app .

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Pori are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 7th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Mustasaari takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. You will leave for home on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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