9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
2
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Rome

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.
Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and National Museum of Finland will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Rock Church, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder .

Rome, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In May, Helsinki is slightly colder than Rome - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 19th (Sat), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mustasaari journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Mustasaari with the Route module. In May in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 20th (Sun), get lost in a book at Turku City Library and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turku road trip planning app .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kimito Island road trip planning app .

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Manor ©
Soderlangvik Manor

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