9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
5
Inari
— 1 day
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Allahabad

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
For shopping fun, head to ARTag Gallery or Market Square Kauppatori. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Katajanokka and Nuuksio National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, look for gifts at TeeMaa Tea House, and visit Ullanlinna.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planner.

Allahabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Allahabad to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 20th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches · Nature · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:

Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Turku in October; daily highs in Kuusamo reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:

Inari

— 1 day
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."