9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lafayette
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  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. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning website.

Lafayette, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 23- hour flight. Traveling from Lafayette to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lafayette in July, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

1
night
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 2nd (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough 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
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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