11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  8​h
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Zurich

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Bring the kids along to Vepsa Island and Kurjenrahka National Park. Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and explore the world behind art at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku itinerary planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Turku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Turku due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in October, things will get slightly colder in Turku: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Moomin World, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 9th (Tue), admire the striking features of Palace of Junnelius, then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pori day trip website .

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Pori sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mustasaari visit planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Mustasaari takes 3 hours. October in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): kick back and relax at Hiukka and then explore the striking landscape of Venajanhiekka. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sotkamo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Sotkamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti 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.
Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Visit Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) for their historical value. Pack the 15th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Sotkamo to Helsinki with the Route module. While traveling from Sotkamo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Beaches, #Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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