9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 1 night
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Nuuksio National Park and Kansallisgalleria. And it doesn't end there: visit Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker tool.

Cleveland, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Cleveland to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cleveland in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 48°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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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 16th (Fri): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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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 17th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tampere route planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ranua Zoo, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 30°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 37°F. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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