9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 1 day
2
Tampere
— 1 night
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

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Midland, USA to Turku is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 8 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Midland in May, with highs in Turku at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thencontemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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night
Savonlinna

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

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You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Savonlinna sees daily highs of °F and lows of °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

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, and get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market.

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Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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