9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Newark

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Helsinki is 7 hours. In August, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Newark - with highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

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

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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 14th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

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Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

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Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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Drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. August in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. On the 18th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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