9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  31​h
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to Savonlinna is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Savonlinna, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: highs in Savonlinna hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

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
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
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 (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Tampere journey planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Tampere by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Parks Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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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 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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

4
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). Pack the 15th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and stop by Pien.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip website .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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