9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

Dallas, USA to Turku is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dallas to Turku, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in September, with highs in Turku at 60°F and lows at 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 16th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 17th (Tue), ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, then have fun at Vainolanniemi, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kuopio driving holiday planner .

Getting from Tampere to Kuopio by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Parks Nature
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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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 18th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

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 Hakaniemi Market. Change things up with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Rock Church, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) 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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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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