9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Mexico City
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
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

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.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thenview the masterpieces at Okra, thenexplore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from Mexico City in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

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

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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), get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, thenpick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna holiday planner.

You can drive from Pori to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then take in the dramatic natural features at Julma Olkky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. August in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 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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