9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: New York City

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary website.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in July: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Shopping
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Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus ©
Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Forestry Museum of Lapland ©
Forestry Museum of Lapland

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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 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turku trip maker.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Turku by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 22nd (Sun), look for gifts at Patakirppis, kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pori holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis

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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 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Savonlinna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and make a trip to Hakaniemi Market.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral