11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Porvoo
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Puumala
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Espoo
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
day
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): look for gifts at Riimikko, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, then revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally stroll through Fredrika Runebergs Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Porvoo trip planner.

New York City, USA to Porvoo is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get little chillier in Porvoo: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Puumala.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Riimikko ©
Riimikko
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

1
night
Puumala

Puumala ©
On the 29th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Puumala wooden church, take in the views from Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi, make a trip to Viewing Platform in Puumala, then get outside with Lietvesi Scenic Road, and finally cruise along Puumalan Lake.

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Drive from Porvoo to Puumala in 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Puumala are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Puumala

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Lietvesi Scenic Road ©
Lietvesi Scenic Road
Puumala wooden church ©
Puumala wooden church

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then look for gifts at Imatran Kalatalo, then step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip planner .

You can drive from Puumala to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Imatra, Kummakivi Boulder
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Naantali Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

1
night
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Espoo online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Espoo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Espoo are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Espoo

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder site .

Helsinki is just a short distance from Espoo. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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