11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Drive + 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.
Visiting Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island will get you outdoors. Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and explore the world behind art at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku online sightseeing planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Turku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Turku. In October, Turku is little chillier than Zurich - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius, view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally stroll through Yyteri Beach.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pori trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. 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

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mustasaari online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 11th (Thu), kick back and relax at Hiukka and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venajanhiekka. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sotkamo trip tool.

Getting from Mustasaari to Sotkamo by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
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 some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 15th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sotkamo to Helsinki. When traveling from Sotkamo in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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