9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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 2nd (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and finally browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Helsinki. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Helsinki at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
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 4th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Ideapark, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

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

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then buy something for everyone on your list at Matkus Shopping Center, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
Matkus Shopping Center ©
Matkus Shopping Center

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 7th (Sun), admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then walk around Ainolan Puisto, and finally stroll through Nallikari Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Oulu trip planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Oulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vaasa tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Stromso ©
Stromso

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