9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Hamina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto

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 28th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Turku is 7 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 30th (Mon), kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, contemplate the long history of Pike's Gut, and then take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanko trip itinerary website .

Getting from Turku to Hanko by car takes about 2 hours. In December in Hanko, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Hanko

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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2
nights
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Bunker Museum and then examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hamina travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Hanko to Hamina takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hamina

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral ©

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Sederholm House (Sederholmin Talo), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti).

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Hamina to Helsinki takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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