9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Fortress of Suomenlinna and National Museum of Finland. Popular historic sites such as Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker site .

Washington DC, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Helsinki. Traveling from Washington DC in May, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 60°F and lows about 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online day trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 21st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mustasaari day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Mustasaari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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