9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

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hours
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. On the 14th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, don't miss a visit to Svartholm Fortress, then contemplate the long history of Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and finally wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ruotsinpyhtaa vacation app .

New York City, USA to Ruotsinpyhtaa is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, expect Ruotsinpyhtaa to be slightly colder, temps between 45°F and 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Loviisa, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Svartholm Fortress ©
Svartholm Fortress

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night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): hit the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lahti day trip planning site .

You can drive from Ruotsinpyhtaa to Lahti in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

#Winter Sports, #Outdoors, #Parks

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Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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 16th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tampere day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Tampere are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 17th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To find reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planning site .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

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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.
Do your shopping at Marimekko and Boss Shop. Get some historical perspective at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Ullanlinna, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Flamingo Entertainment Centre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online visit planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in April, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Shopping

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Flamingo Entertainment Centre
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Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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