9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Getabergen.

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Los Angeles, USA to Mariehamn is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Mariehamn. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Mariehamn at 67°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Getabergen
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Getabergen ©
Getabergen

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), browse the collection at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Naantali Old Town, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 20th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

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You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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 some historical perspective at Mannerheim Museum and Temppeliaukion Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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