9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  19​h
1
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Martinkirkko, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Turku route maker site .

Newark, USA to Turku is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Turku due to the time zone difference. In June, Turku is a bit cooler than Newark - with highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

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

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get outdoors at Paijatsalo Trail and Rauhaniemi Beach. Tampere Cathedral and Visavuori will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi), Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Haemeenlinna) and Mantta-Vilppula (Serlachius Museum Gosta & Serlachius Museum Gustaf). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere road trip website .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Visavuori, Paijatsalo Trail, Petajavesi Old Church
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Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki visit planning tool .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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