6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Bangor
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h
End: Bangor

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and then explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and finally contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning site.

Bangor, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bangor in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Cathedral of Porvoo
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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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 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Photographic Centre Peri.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online trip builder.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

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

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nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 26th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rauma trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pori
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

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