9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Porvoo
— 1 night

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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 cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Visit Helsinki Cathedral and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum for their historical value. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki driving holiday planning app.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

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2
nights
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), wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku journey maker.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Turku Castle ©
Castle
Turku Castle
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Turku Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
History Museum
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
4.4

3
nights
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 9th (Fri), look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy and then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Turku in August: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Safari
Safaris
4.4
Arktikum ©
History Museum
Arktikum
4.1
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Wildlife Area
Arctic Emotions Oy
5.0

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Porvoo day trip planning website.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Porvoo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. 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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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Architectural Building
Cathedral of Porvoo
4.3
Porvoo Museum/Holm House ©
Specialty Museum
Porvoo Museum/Holm House
4.2

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