9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Durham
+3
train + foot + tram + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
Inari
— Few hours
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
Oulu
— Few hours
train:  2​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
Durham

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally stop by Marimekko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning website .

Durham, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Helsinki is 2 hours. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 18th (Sat), kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku itinerary site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

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Moomin World, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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hours
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell and then head outdoors with Lake Inari.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Turku in August; daily highs in Inari reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Oulu.

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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 21st (Tue), stroll through Nallikari Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Oulu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Toripolliisi ©
Toripolliisi
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

2
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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