9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
Turku
— 1 night
train:  2​h
Tampere
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
Lahti
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
End: Helsinki

3
days
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.
Pack the 15th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church.

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If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
days
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 16th (Thu): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Tampere.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

2
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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island.

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Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lahti.

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

2
days
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 20th (Mon), have fun at Lahti Sports Center, then see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Trio, pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko, then see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, then examine the collection at Lahti Ski Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at Lahti City Hall.

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Getting from Tampere to Lahti by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a train back home.

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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center

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