11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  26​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Adelaide

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Galerie Forsblom and Galleria Lapinlahti. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Riimikko & Brunberg Candy Factory Shop). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and pause for some photo ops at Unexpected Visitor Sculpture (Odottamaton Vieras).

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

Adelaide, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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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 14th (Mon): browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Kuusisto Manor, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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day
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 (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from 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 get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere tour site .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

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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 17th (Thu): take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, then get a sense of history and politics at Lahti City Hall, and finally take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum), then step into the grandiose world of Hame Castle, then see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lahti tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Lahti sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 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

Church of Hollola, Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, Hame Castle, Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum)
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland

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