9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. There's still lots to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki driving holiday planning tool.

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Helsinki. In August, Helsinki is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, stop by Naantali Old Town, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turku itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Trails

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Must see
Turku Castle
4.5
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Must see
Turku Cathedral
4.4

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
4.8

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Santa Claus Office and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online tour planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Tampere, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Must see
Ranua Zoo
4.3
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.8
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Character Experience
Santa Claus Office
3.8

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