9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 1 night
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and Hakaniemi Market. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, stroll around Sibelius Monument, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

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

Washington DC, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 19th (Wed), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, thenexamine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku day trip website.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive 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.
On the 20th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, thenexamine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Moomin Museum.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tampere online holiday planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, thenexamine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally look for gifts at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip website.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in September, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Museums
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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