9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Paris

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 12th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere sightseeing planner .

Paris, France to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Tampere is 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in August, expect Tampere to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and then explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku travel route builder site .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then walk around Lilla holmen, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at S/S Salama, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lemin kirkko, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta tour planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to SkyWheel Helsinki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Kaivopuisto, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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