11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 day
Drive
4
Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Adelaide International Airport

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
For shopping fun, head to Market Square Kauppatori or Galerie Forsblom. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Riimikko & Brunberg Candy Factory Shop). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and appreciate the history behind Unexpected Visitor Sculpture (Odottamaton Vieras).

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Adelaide, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 7.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

Turku

— 3 nights
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 14th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then gain insight at Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Kuusisto Manor, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turku driving holiday planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Tampere

— 1 day

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, stop by Ideapark, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tampere holiday app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Lahti

— 3 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, then admire the striking features of Lahti City Hall, and finally examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum), explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle, then examine the collection at Lahti Ski Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Lahti road trip planning app.

Drive from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Lahti, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."