9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Krakow
Fly:  6​h
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  7​h
End: Krakow

5
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.
Pack the 16th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning site .

Krakow, Poland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Krakow in June, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Theme Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
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 19th (Tue): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then have fun at Moomin World. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

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Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

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

1
night
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 21st (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
City Sokos ©
City Sokos

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