9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 1 night
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Hanko
— 1 night
3
Hamina
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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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 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On the next day, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary builder tool.

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, then contemplate the long history of Pike's Gut, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hanko trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Hanko in 2 hours. December in Hanko sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Pike's Gut ©
Pike's Gut
Hanko Water Tower
Hanko Water Tower

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Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. On the 31st (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at Bunker Museum and then examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, then browse the exhibits of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress, and finally admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hamina road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Hamina takes 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hamina

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Bunker Museum
Bunker Museum

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) capture your imagination. Katajanokka and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hamina to Helsinki in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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