9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
+2
train + bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Ottawa

2
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.
Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Cathedral of Porvoo, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), wander the streets of Katajanokka, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planner .

Ottawa, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Ottawa to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ottawa in June: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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 26th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere travel route planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Naantali Old Town, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

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Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

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