9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 1 day
2
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
day
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 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku travel route planner.

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Turku is 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

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

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori road trip planning website .

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Pori to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the activities along Pielinen and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and finally stroll through Akka-Koli Hill.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take a stroll through Katajanokka, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Nuuksio National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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