9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 21st (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then get your game on at Portaali VR, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip website .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tampere when traveling from London in June, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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 22nd (Sat), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

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You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn road trip planner .

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

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day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 24th (Mon), examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna road trip planning site .

Getting from Mariehamn to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip planner .

Fly from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Savonlinna in June, plan for slightly colder days in Kuusamo, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

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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.
On the 27th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route planner.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kuusamo in June, with highs in Helsinki at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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