8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  18​h
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): make a trip to Helsingholm Guest Harbour and then admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kimito Island tour itinerary planner .

San Francisco, USA to Kimito Island is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Kimito Island due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Kimito Island hover around 61°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Louhisaari Manor. There's much more to do: gain insight at Turku Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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Louhisaari Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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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 5th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Taiga Colors, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel tool .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
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Rock Church

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