8 days in Finnish Archipelago, Southwest Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago, Southwest Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago, Southwest Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly:  18​h 45​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Pori
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Helsinki
— Few hours
Fly:  13​h 45​min
San Francisco

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days
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 24th (Tue): examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then trek along The Archipelago Trail, and then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku attractions planner.

San Francisco, USA to Turku is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Turku. Traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Turku, with lows around 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
days
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Marela Museum House and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then stroll through Yyteri Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pori day trip planning site .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Pori

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

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

2
days
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island day trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pori to Kimito Island. July in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Rosala, Ekenas Old Town
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

few
hours
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.
To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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