9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Dubrovnik

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as The National Museum of Finland and Kansallisgalleria. Let the collections at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: stop by Katajanokka, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

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Dubrovnik, Croatia to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dubrovnik in November, expect nights in Helsinki to be slightly colder, around 0°C, while days are colder, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:

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 3rd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Turku tour app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 4th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rauma trip maker website.

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rauma sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."