9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Mantta-Vilppula
— 1 night
Drive to Tampere-Pirkkala Airport, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary website.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Helsinki is 6 hours. Traveling from San Juan in October, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Mantta-Vilppula.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

Mantta-Vilppula

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Serlachius Museum Gustaf and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Church of Keuruu.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mantta-Vilppula route planner.

Getting from Tampere to Mantta-Vilppula by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mantta-Vilppula are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mantta-Vilppula

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip site.

Explore your travel options from Mantta-Vilppula to Rovaniemi with the Route module. When traveling from Mantta-Vilppula in October, plan for slightly colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."