9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Lahti
— 1 day
train:  2​h
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

1
day
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain, take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and then see the interesting displays at Apulandia.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahti travel itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Lahti is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Lahti. Traveling from Riyadh in May, things will get much colder in Lahti: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Shopping
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Apulandia ©
Apulandia
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 5th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach and then stroll through Suolijarvi Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Lahti to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach and then stroll through Kirjurinluoto.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pori day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

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 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip website .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, stop by Marimekko, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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