9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Portland
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— Few hours
+2
Train + Fly + Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Aland Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Portland

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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.
On the 29th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thenmake a trip to Senate Square, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Portland, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Portland to Helsinki. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Portland in September, with highs in Helsinki at 61°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Aland Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) ©
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)
Senate Square ©
Senate Square

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Aland Island

Aland Island ©
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museumship Pommern and Kastelholm Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kobba Klintar and Aalands Parliament. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, contemplate the long history of Bomarsund, and brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Aland Island itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and car from Helsinki to Aland Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September, daytime highs in Aland Island are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 2nd (Sun), take a memorable tour with Aavameri and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Aland Island to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. October in Turku sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

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Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 3rd (Mon), contemplate the long history of St. John's Church, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, thenstep off the mainland to explore Haapasaari Island, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, St. John's Church, Arboretum Mustila
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Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Punkaharju
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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