9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Newark

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nuuksio National Park and Kansallisgalleria. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker app .

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Newark in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 61°F and lows are around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

1
night
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 15th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori online trip planner .

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Pori, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

2
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 17th (Tue), examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Turku road trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Turku sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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