8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Durham
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Durham

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mustasaari itinerary maker tool .

Durham, USA to Mustasaari is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Durham to Mustasaari, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Durham, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Mustasaari, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Turku in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

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Moomin World, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 30th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Adventure, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

2
days
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 31st (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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