8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  18 h
1
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): go for a stroll along the water at Helsingholm Guest Harbour and then admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island online journey maker.

San Francisco, USA to Kimito Island is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 10 hours. In September, Kimito Island is little chillier than San Francisco - with highs of 61°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore and learn at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Popular historic sites such as Turku Cathedral and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Askainen to see Louhisaari Manor about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Taiga Colors, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) 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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