9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Detroit

1
night
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 10th (Tue), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip app .

Detroit, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. In September, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Detroit - with highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Spas
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 11th (Wed), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, and finally try to win big at PAF Casino. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, and finally contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn visit planning site .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Mariehamn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Casinos, #Parks

Side Trips

Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum ©
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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hours
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna road trip website .

Getting from Mariehamn to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Palace of Junnelius.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pori travel planner.

Fly from Savonlinna to Pori in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

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

2
nights
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 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, trek along The Archipelago Trail, then admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku tour itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Kultaranta Garden, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

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