9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  27​h
Mustasaari
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 15th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari online day trip planner .

Chicago, USA to Mustasaari is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chicago in July, with highs in Mustasaari at 68°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pori.

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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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

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Drive from Mustasaari to Pori in 3 hours. July in Pori sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere 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.
On the 18th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

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You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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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.
Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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