9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  11​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
2
Saarijarvi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Madrid

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday planner .

Madrid, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. In November, Rovaniemi is much colder than Madrid - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
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Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 24th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Hakki National Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saarijarvi online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saarijarvi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, Saarijarvi is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 1°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park

1
night
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 25th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saarijarvi to Tampere takes 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Tampere are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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 26th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): kick back and relax at Vepsa Island and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku holiday planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip site .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Helsinki are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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