9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Madison
bus + Fly:  14​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
Madison

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planner .

Madison, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Madison to Helsinki is 8 hours. Traveling from Madison in June, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 65°F and 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

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Nuuksio National Park
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 19th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Turku itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

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Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari road trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Mustasaari in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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