9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to Brussels, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Train to Helsinki, Fly to Brussels, Train to Lille

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Pack the 25th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder website.

Lille, France to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lille to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Kouvola route planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Trails · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Turku

— 1 night
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 30th (Sat): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turku road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Kouvola to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."