9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Helsinki

— 8 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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker tool.

Chicago, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Helsinki is 8 hours. Traveling from Chicago in September, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 61°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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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."