9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Pune
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  18​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Pune

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Sun), get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary builder .

Pune, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa trip website .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rovaniemi in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vaasa: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online holiday planner .

Take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 24th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turku journey planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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.
Visit Rock Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online travel planner .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Espoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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