9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ullanlinna and Fortress of Suomenlinna. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, relax and rejuvenate at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey planning website .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In September, Helsinki is slightly colder than London - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 18th (Tue), examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Turku travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 20th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then stroll through Kirjurinluoto.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari itinerary planner.

Drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. September in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tampere vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Mustasaari to Tampere in 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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