13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for gifts at Patakirppis, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pori road trip planning app.

Chicago, USA to Pori is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. In September, Pori is a bit cooler than Chicago - with highs of 59°F and lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Kurjenrahka National Park and Vepsa Island. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Louhisaari Manor in Askainen, approximately Askainen away. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

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You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Archipelago National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 24th (Mon), examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, get your bearings at Riihisaari, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: 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 see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary site.

Getting from Kimito Island to Savonlinna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St Henry, and look for gifts at Pien Shop & Bar.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."