9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Porvoo
— 1 night
End: Porvoo

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.
Temppeliaukion Church and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel route builder .

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 7th (Wed), make a trip to Naantali Old Town, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Here are some ideas for day two: gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Turku trip planning website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy and then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Turku in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
For traveler tips and tourist information, read Porvoo trip builder app .

Fly from Rovaniemi to Porvoo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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