9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  24​h
End: Mexico City

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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 5th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then shop like a local with Okra, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on Nuuksio National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki visit planner .

Mexico City, Mexico to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Mexico City to Helsinki. Traveling from Mexico City in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 7th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Ett Hem Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 8th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, then see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori road trip website .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
Rosenlew Museum ©
Rosenlew Museum

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 9th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna travel itinerary 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 August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then explore the striking landscape at Julma Olkky. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Kiutakongas Rapids, then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In August in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

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