9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Jyvaskyla
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 day
Drive
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Punkalaidun
— 1 night
Drive
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Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Jyvaskyla

— 1 day
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stop by Punnitse & Saasta, then stroll around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Jyvaskyla, and finally stroll through Tourujoen Luontopolku.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla trip tool.

Sydney, Australia to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. August in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Punkalaidun.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping
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Punkalaidun

— 1 night
Punkalaidun is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Pirkanmaa region. On the 3rd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Punkalaidun trip planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Punkalaidun in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Punkalaidun are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Naantali.

Things to do in Punkalaidun

Museums
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Naantali

— 2 nights
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. On the 4th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. On your second day here, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, get your bearings at Turku City Library, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Naantali trip planner.

Traveling by car from Punkalaidun to Naantali takes 1.5 hours. August in Naantali sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

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Getting from Naantali to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."

Southwest Finland travel guide

4.1
Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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