9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Batam
Fly:  30​h
1
Turku
— 1 night
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Batam

1
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 13th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, head off the coast to Vepsa Island, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku tour itinerary planner .

Batam, Indonesia to Turku is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Batam to Turku due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Batam in December, with highs in Turku at 1°C and lows at -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kultaranta Garden
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for gifts at Patakirppis, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Pori planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis

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 16th (Sun): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tampere trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, enjoy some friendly competition at Flamingo Entertainment Center, stop by Kankurin Tupa, and stroll through Hietaranta Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Tampere in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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