9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubrovnik
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Dubrovnik

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.
Explore hidden gems such as The National Museum of Finland and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Let the collections at Kansallisgalleria and Design Museum capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: stop by Katajanokka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

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Dubrovnik, Croatia to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. 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 Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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 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 photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku tour app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
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 contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, 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

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pori, Uusikaupunki
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip app.

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 Outdoors Beaches
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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