9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  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
Drive:  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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thenexplore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, thenmake a trip to Senate Square, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

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

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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), learn about all things military at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Lempukka Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Imatra online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Imatra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
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, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Honkaniemi Beach, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Joensuu tour builder.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Joensuu takes 2.5 hours. In April in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Joensuu

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

1
day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenkick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, thensee the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere journey planner.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. April in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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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.
On the 26th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, thenlearn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
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.
On the 28th (Sun), stroll around Runeberg Park, contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, thenexamine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, thenadmire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Porvoo trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Porvoo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Porvoo are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Castle Hill ©
Castle Hill
Porvoo Museum/Holm House ©
Porvoo Museum/Holm House
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

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