9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
End: Helsinki

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.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. April in Helsinki sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 23rd (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then stroll through Lempukka Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Imatra itinerary tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Imatra by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April in Imatra, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, then enjoy the sand and surf at Honkaniemi Beach, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Joensuu trip planner.

Drive from Imatra to Joensuu in 2.5 hours. April in Joensuu sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni ©
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni

1
day
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 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online road trip planner .

You can drive from Joensuu to Tampere in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. April in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

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

2
nights
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 26th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April in Turku, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem Museum
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Runeberg Park, steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, then examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Porvoo travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Porvoo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Porvoo Museum/Holm House ©
Porvoo Museum/Holm House
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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