9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
2
Oulu
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 13th (Mon), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour planner.

Bengaluru, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Nature
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Kauppahalli, thenidentify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, thenwalk around Ainolan Puisto, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu journey planner.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Botanical Garden, University of Oulu ©
Botanical Garden, University of Oulu

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 15th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Oulu to Tampere by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

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

2
nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 16th (Thu), hike along The Archipelago Trail, thenget your game on at Moomin World, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Turku tour app.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Room Escape Games
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, thenexplore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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