13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  26 h
1
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
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): look for gifts at Patakirppis, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, 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 Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat 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.
Get in touch with nature at Vepsa Island and Kurjenrahka National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Louhisaari Manor in Askainen, approximately Askainen away. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral and browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Turku route planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Turku sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, 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 car ride to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
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 all the information you need 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 explore the historical opulence of 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 find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary site.

Getting from Kimito Island to Savonlinna by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. 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 drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kansallisgalleria and Hakaniemi Market. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St Henry, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. 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 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 ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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