8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h
End: Charlotte

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Rock Church. You'll explore and learn at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and look for gifts at Boss Shop.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel planner.

Charlotte, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Charlotte to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Charlotte - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pori trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Pori in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Rosenlew Museum ©
Rosenlew Museum

1
night
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 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

To find photos and tourist information, refer to the Turku travel route planner .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 8th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island vacation planner.

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You will leave for home on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Nature, #Adventure, #Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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