9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + 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
Fly:  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.
On the 19th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then stop by Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally look for gifts at Lapland Forestry Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online sightseeing planner .

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in July: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Shopping Nature Parks
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Forestry Museum of Lapland ©
Forestry Museum of Lapland
Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas ©
Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas
Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus ©
Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus

1
night
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 (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On the next day, browse the collection at Turku City Library, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stop by Patakirppis, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Pori vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
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, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip maker app .

Getting from Pori to Savonlinna by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. 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
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Hietaranta Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Fortress of Suomenlinna. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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