9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

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
train:  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.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary maker .

Vienna, Austria to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Helsinki. Traveling from Vienna in October, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in October, things will get little chillier in Saariselka: highs are around 3°C and lows about -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi vacation app .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up 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), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and then examine the collection at Stundars Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa visit planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vaasa, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough 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 ©
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars 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), explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Trails
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and then explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

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