9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Kimito Island
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rauma
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
New York City

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Marimekko. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Rock Church, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker site .

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from New York City to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Helsinki is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

1
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 23rd (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Kimito Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

1
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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 24th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally look for gifts at Patakirppis.

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Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Rauma, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rauma

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

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Pori
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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