9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
Levi
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Brussels

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria will appeal to museum buffs. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The Aalto House will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Porvoo, Vantaa Art Museum
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Mariehamn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

2
nights
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 23rd (Sun): stroll through Bike Rental - by Carfield, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku day trip planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 25th (Tue), hit the slopes at Kids' Land, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Levi vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Turku in June, plan for slightly colder days in Levi, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
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 26th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere route builder website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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