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, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then 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 see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary maker site .

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. Traveling from London to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier 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 Museums 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku itinerary planner .

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, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can 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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip planning site .

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 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 Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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, then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then fly down the slopes at Ruka. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuusamo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Savonlinna in June: highs in Kuusamo hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish 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, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker site .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kuusamo in June: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites 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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