9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip maker website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Turku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Turku. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in September; daily highs in Turku reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bellevue Beach
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

2
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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and finally look for gifts at Patakirppis.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pori trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Pori sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 19th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Pori to Savonlinna by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

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

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Inari day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Savonlinna to Inari in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In September, Inari is a bit cooler than Savonlinna - with highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann's Department Store, stop by Artisaani, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route app .

Getting from Inari to Helsinki by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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