10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Hanko
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
5
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
day
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower, contemplate the long history of Pike's Gut, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanko trip builder site .

New York City, USA to Hanko is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In November, Hanko is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 40°F and lows of 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Pike's Gut ©
Pike's Gut

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 3rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, get a tailor-made plan with Ett Hem Museum, and then explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. In November in Turku, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Pori sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna attractions planner .

You can fly from Pori to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Pori in November, expect nights in Savonlinna to be about the same, around 29°F, while days are little chillier, around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka, get great views at Vuokatinvaara, and then perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sotkamo trip planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Sotkamo in 4.5 hours. In November in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between 33°F during the day and 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Vuokatti
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Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), examine the collection at Design Museum, then kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sotkamo to Helsinki. In November, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Sotkamo - with highs of 40°F and lows of 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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