9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Loimaa
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h
4
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

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Loimaa

Loimaa ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Finnish Museum of Agriculture and then see the interesting displays at Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Loimaa travel itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Loimaa is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Loimaa due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Loimaa, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Loimaa

#Museums

Side Trip

Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo
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Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo ©
Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo

1
night
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 30th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Loimaa to Turku takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

3
nights
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museumship Pommern and Kobba Klintar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mariehamn: Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum (in Eckero) and Bomarsund (in Sund). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, admire all the interesting features of Wiklof Holding Arena, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, and have fun and explore at Alands konstmuseum.

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You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sund, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Room Escape Games

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, then don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner .

Getting from Mariehamn to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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.
You've now added Porvoo Old Town to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. On the next day, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

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You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Spas

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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