9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 day
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Prague

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Helsinki Zoo and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukion Church. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Ullanlinna, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner

Prague, Czech Republic to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Prague to Helsinki. In October, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Prague - with highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 5th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and then take a peaceful walk through Kurjenrahka National Park. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Turku, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
day
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 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Old Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then stroll through Pyynikki observation tower.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere itinerary planner

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Tampere sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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