9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Lafayette
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Lafayette

3
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.
Pack the 30th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey site .

Lafayette, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lafayette to Helsinki is 8 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Lafayette in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 2nd (Fri), have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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