9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Oulu
Drive:  4 h 15 min
1
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
End: Oulu

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki), Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari) and Powerpark (in Harma). It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and see the interesting displays at Terranova.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Vaasa day trip site .

Oulu to Vaasa is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Arctic Museum Nanoq, Powerpark, Seinajoki Library
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 18th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then get all the equipment you need at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planning website .

You can drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 23rd (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, go for a walk through Tourujoen luontopolku, then see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, then see the interesting displays at Toivolan Vanha Piha, and finally see the interesting displays at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Jyvaskyla when traveling from Helsinki in August, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Room Escape Games
Tourujoen Luontopolku ©
Tourujoen Luontopolku

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