9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Sat), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki attractions planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 45°F at night. You'll set off for Turku on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 5th (Sun), hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Hameenkatu, then examine the collection at Lenin Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at Finnish Air Force Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), and then see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

To find photos and more tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Enjoy Helsinki some more: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Jyvaskyla to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:

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."