9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Detroit
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Detroit

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, then explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder tool.

Detroit, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Helsinki is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Detroit in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 61°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Adventure
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then stroll around Lilla holmen, and finally try your luck at PAF Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mariehamn travel website.

Getting from Helsinki to Mariehamn by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Casinos Parks

Side Trips

Aland Island, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården ©

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to Pikkukirkko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then admire the striking features of Palace of Junnelius.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pori trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Savonlinna to Pori by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

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Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
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 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the galleries of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Louhisaari Manor, then stroll through The Archipelago Trail, then walk around Kultaranta Garden, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku online road trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 44°F. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Kultaranta Garden
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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