12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly

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2
nights
Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann Department Store, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour planner.

Montreal, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Montreal to Helsinki. In September, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Montreal - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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3
nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Vepsa Island. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Cathedral and Archangel Michael's church. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Hanko (Pike's Gut & Bellevue Beach). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip website.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Turku Castle ©
Must see
Turku Castle
4.5
Turku Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

2
nights
Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then examine the collection at Villa Mairea, and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pori trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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Yyteri Beach ©
Beach
Yyteri Beach
4.6
Old Rauma ©
World heritage site
Old Rauma
4.5

1
day
Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Savonlinna online day trip 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, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Kerimaki Church ©
Religious Site
Kerimaki Church
4.7

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo travel planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Savonlinna in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuusamo: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Water Body
Kiutakongas Rapids
4.8
Julma Olkky ©
Canyon
Julma Olkky
4.7

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