9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + train:  6​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Manchester

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tampere itinerary builder.

Manchester, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Manchester in October, with highs in Tampere at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

3
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 21st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Uto, then get lost in a book at Turku City Main Library, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Turku holiday planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa)for some retail therapy. You'll explore and learn at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Ullanlinna, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki vacation trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church