11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
6
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 3 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thenbrowse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. On your second day here, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki attractions app.

Montreal, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in September, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Kimito Island are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, thenkick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku online travel route builder.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Church
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), thenkick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pori tour planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Pori, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

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day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 18th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenmake a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna attractions planner.

Getting from Pori to Savonlinna by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

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

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Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stroll around Riverside Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, thentrek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ruotsinpyhtaa itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa in 4 hours. September in Ruotsinpyhtaa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki