9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Oulu
— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and finally browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder website .

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Helsinki is 10 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at 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 contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
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. On the 6th (Sat), ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then buy something for everyone on your list at Matkus Shopping Center, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio online travel route planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuopio

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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Matkus Shopping Center ©
Matkus Shopping Center
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, and finally stroll through Nallikari Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner .

Getting from Kuopio to Oulu by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 8th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vaasa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Stromso ©
Stromso

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