9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
4
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Singapore

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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.
Head to Old Market Hall and Kamppi Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galleria Lapinlahti capture your imagination. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, look for gifts at Marimekko Oyj, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in November, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 4:

Turku

— 1 night
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 5th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planning tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally don't miss a visit to Tulenkantajat Literature Center & Bookstore.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip website.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Messila Ski Centre, get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and then see the interesting displays at Apulandia.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lahti driving holiday planner.

Getting from Tampere to Lahti by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Lahti, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Tours · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:

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."