9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Dallas
Fly:  17​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Dallas

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.
Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Ullanlinna and The Esplanadi Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route planner.

Dallas, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dallas to Helsinki. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in June, with highs in Helsinki at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, then enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach and then stroll through Kirjurinluoto.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori online route planner .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Pori, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

1
day
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 10th (Sun): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and then stroll through Suolijarvi Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. On the 11th (Mon), you're off tohome.

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Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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