9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  23​h
1
Pori
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori day trip site .

Los Angeles, USA to Pori is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Pori, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect Pori to be a bit cooler, temps between 69°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches 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
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 5th (Fri): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

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

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island planning app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 7th (Sun), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Savonlinna vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Visit Rock Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna for their historical value. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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