9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Athens

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Family-friendly places like Helsinki Cathedral and Artisaani will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: stop by Digelius Music, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and enjoy breathtaking views from Verkkokauppa.com Jatkasaari.

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Athens, Greece to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Athens in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Attractions like Rauhaniemi Beach and Sarkanniemi Theme Park make great kid-friendly stops. Shop till you drop at Tammelantori and Hameenkatu. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Rajaportti Sauna, stop by Alko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks
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Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 13th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, see the interesting displays at Toivolan Vanha Piha, stop by Viherlandia, then test your problem-solving skills at Wayout Jyvaskyla, and finally stop by Punnitse & Saasta.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games
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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."