9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 day
Fly
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Tampa International Airport

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Helsinki

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, explore the galleries of Mannerheim Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip tool.

Tampa, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tampa to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Tampa in June, with highs in Helsinki at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in June, expect Kuusamo to be little chillier, temps between 59°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Nature · Parks
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mariehamn route planning app.

Getting from Kuusamo to Mariehamn by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Turku

— 1 night
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 11th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

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Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. June in Turku sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
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Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Yyteri Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vapriikin Museokeskus and Emil Aaltosen Museo. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi--about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampere road trip planning website.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."