8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Pori
— 1 day
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Newark

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Galleria Lapinlahti. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, stop by Pien, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Newark in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 69°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
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 28th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 29th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pori trip site .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Pori takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then gain interesting insight with Ett Hem Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip builder app .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Turku

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

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