9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
New York City

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planner.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Helsinki. In July, Helsinki is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Shopping, #Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 21st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, then don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere online vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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day
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 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

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

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day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 23rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, stroll through Lilla holmen, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Mariehamn trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Room Escape Games

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hours
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Riihisaari, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Riihisaari ©
Riihisaari
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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day
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally have fun at Katariina Seaside Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Beaches, #Trails
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park

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