9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
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 + Train:  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.
On the 26th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Turku driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Turku. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) 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

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 27th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): 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 get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pori day trip site.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Pori sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

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.
On the 29th (Mon), look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere 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 find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna day trip website.

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. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up 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
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 30th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, and finally trek along Akka-Koli Hill.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time 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): wander the streets of Katajanokka, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, and then explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

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
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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