11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tallahassee
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Pori
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Tallahassee

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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Fortress of Suomenlinna will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kansallisgalleria and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, examine the collection at Design Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and look for gifts at Marimekko.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route site .

Tallahassee, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tallahassee to Helsinki. Traveling from Tallahassee in July, you will find days in Helsinki are cooler (71°F), and nights are a bit cooler (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island day trip planning app .

Getting from Helsinki to Kimito Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planning site .

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pori trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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