9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary builder

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 24th (Mon), stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Tampere is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Tampere due to the time zone difference. In August, Tampere is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 25th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor, get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

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

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 27th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally try to win big at PAF Casino.

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Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

Helsinki

— 4 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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Aalto House and Pohjolan toimitalo. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, browse the collection at Oodi Central Library, and visit Katajanokka.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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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."