11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  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
Train:  30 min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  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.
On the 28th (Fri), look for gifts at Riimikko, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop.

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New York City, USA to Porvoo is an approximately 20.5- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Porvoo hover around 65°F and lows are around 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
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Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

1
night
Puumala

Puumala ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puumala wooden church, snap pictures at Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi, then don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, then cruise along Lietvesi Scenic Road, and finally cruise along Puumalan Lake.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Puumala online holiday builder.

You can 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) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Puumala

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, look for gifts at Imatran Kalatalo, then step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Puumala to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to 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.
On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, have fun at Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, then admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Turku by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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night
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Espoo driving holiday planner.

Drive from Turku to Espoo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Espoo can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Espoo

Nature Parks
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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 Room Escape Games. Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Helsinki is just a stone's throw from Espoo. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time 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 ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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