9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Vienna
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Vienna

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 11th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, thenbrowse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thenadmire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki planner.

Vienna, Austria to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Vienna to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vienna in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka driving holiday planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Saariselka by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in October; daily highs in Saariselka reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip app.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 16th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Vaasa trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rovaniemi in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Vaasa, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Stundars Museum
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 17th (Thu), stroll through Bike Rental - by Carfield, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku travel planner.

Drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku 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 18th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenidentify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tampere tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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