9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Krakow
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Krakow

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.
On the 31st (Wed), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker site .

Krakow, Poland to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krakow to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Krakow in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. On the next day, take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

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Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You've now added The Archipelago Trail to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, trek along The Archipelago Trail.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Turku tour planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Moomin World
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 6th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Design Museum. On your second day here, make a trip to Havis Amanda, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and then stroll around Sibelius Monument.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip website .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Museums
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Sibelius Monument ©
Sibelius Monument

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