9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Dubai

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Change things up with a short trip to Heureka in Vantaa (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in August, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Mon): find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, get your game on at Moomin World, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku online attractions planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 4th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

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."