9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, then stop by Artisaani, then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally take a stroll through Ullanlinna. On your second day here, explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann's Department Store, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder site .

Washington DC, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in May, with highs in Helsinki at 60°F and lows at 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Spas
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip maker app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. May in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 28th (Tue), browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planning website .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti

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night
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 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island.

Plan my day in Turku using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Outdoors Wildlife
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip builder website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Turku in May; daily highs in Levi reach 50°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Trails Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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