9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Petajavesi
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Kolari
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Frankfurt

2
nights
Petajavesi

Petajavesi ©
Petäjävesi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland, next to Jyväskylä and is part of the Central Finland region. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Hakki National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Petajavesi vacation planning tool .

Frankfurt, Germany to Petajavesi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Petajavesi is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in August; daily highs in Petajavesi reach 22°C and lows reach 10°C. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kolari.

Things to do in Petajavesi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pyha-Hakki National Park
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Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church
Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park

2
nights
Kolari

Kolari ©
Kolari is a municipality of Finland at the Swedish border, which follows the Torne River, the longest free-flowing river in Europe.It is located in the province of Lapland. On the 13th (Mon), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kolari trip website .

Explore your travel options from Petajavesi to Kolari with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kolari

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Akaslompolo, Pakasaivo
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo

3
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 15th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and then explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online travel planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kolari to Turku. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 17th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally meet the residents at Helsinki Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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