9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  7​h
End: Manchester

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online travel route planner .

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In April, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Manchester - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

2
nights
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 16th (Tue): hike along The Archipelago Trail, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kupittaa Park, then have fun at Flowpark, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Naantali.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. On the 18th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, then get your game on at Moomin World, and then get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

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Naantali is just a stone's throw from Turku. In April, daytime highs in Naantali are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Naantali

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Naantali Church ©
Naantali Church

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rauma trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Naantali to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Ruokapuoti Lumo ©
Ruokapuoti Lumo

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stop by Patakirppis, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally perfect your strike at Space Bowling & Billiards.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pori trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Rauma to Pori in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Pori sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Fun & Games Shopping
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Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
Tampere

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 21st (Sun), have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner .

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Parks Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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