9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  31​h
End: Buenos Aires

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Rock Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, wander the streets of Katajanokka, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker site .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Helsinki is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Buenos Aires in September since evenings lows in Helsinki dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online travel planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
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 (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Turku itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

Before you visit Mariehamn, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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