11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Montreal

1
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), deepen your knowledge of military history 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 Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Ullanlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder site .

Montreal, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Montreal to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Montreal in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 14th (Fri), surround yourself with nature on Archipelago National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Helsinki to Kimito Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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 15th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Turku itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Pori

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

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Pori road trip app .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Pori, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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 18th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna sightseeing planner .

Fly from Pori to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time 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

3
nights
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, then tour the pleasant surroundings at 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): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila and then step off the mainland to explore Lehman.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ruotsinpyhtaa trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa takes 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to 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
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila