13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  26​h
1
Pori
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stop by Patakirppis, then stroll through Yyteri Beach, and then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pori travel route planner .

Chicago, USA to Pori is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chicago in September; daily highs in Pori reach 59°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Louhisaari Manor. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Step out of Turku to go to Poytya and see Kurjenrahka National Park, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's more to do: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly and step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner .

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Louhisaari Manor, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island online tour planner .

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 44°F at night. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, get advice or help at Riihisaari, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna travel planning app .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Popular historic sites such as Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann's Department Store, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki visit planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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