9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly + Train:  6 h 15 min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Dusseldorf

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 5th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tampere travel itinerary planner .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Tampere is little chillier than Dusseldorf - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Zoos & Aquariums Museums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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 7th (Sun): stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Turku holiday planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

4
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 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Helsinki Zoo, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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