9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 16th (Sun), contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Getabergen.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip maker website.

Los Angeles, USA to Mariehamn is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Mariehamn, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Mariehamn to be slightly colder, temps between 67°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

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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 18th (Tue), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: stop by Naantali Old Town, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tampere route planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. Temppeliaukio Church and Mannerheim Museum will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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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."