9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Midland
Fly:  26​h
1
Turku
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Midland

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku trip planner .

Midland, USA to Turku is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Midland to Turku, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Midland in May, things will get much colder in Turku: highs are around 59°F and lows about 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
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 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampere online route planner .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Helsinki by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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