9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
Porvoo
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Iitti
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  14​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

1
day
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 16th (Sun), have fun at Porvoo Swimming Pool, then step off the mainland to explore Kaunissaari, then take in the pleasant sights at The Devil's Stairs, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Porvoo holiday maker site .

Philadelphia, USA to Porvoo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Porvoo due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Porvoo, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Iitti.

Things to do in Porvoo

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kaunissaari
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Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

1
night
Iitti

Iitti ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Kouvola Tube Radio Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, then trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and finally stroll through Hiidenvuori.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Iitti trip planner .

Drive from Porvoo to Iitti in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Iitti can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Iitti

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trip

Kouvola
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Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Kouvola Tube Radio Museum ©
Kouvola Tube Radio Museum

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by car from Iitti to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): examine the collection at Villa Mairea, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori online route planner .

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

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 20th (Thu): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Kultaranta Garden, hike along The Archipelago Trail, then have fun at Moomin World, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner .

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kultaranta Garden
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): wander the streets of Ullanlinna and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki travel planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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