9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

1
day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, 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 see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tampere road trip planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Tampere is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in August: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

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

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius.

For other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Pori trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Tampere to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Turku Castle. Visit Old Rauma and Turku Cathedral for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Rauma to see Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, explore the ancient world of Kuusisto Bishop's Castle, and buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planner .

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Old Town, Kuusisto Bishop's Castle
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then get engrossed in the history at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip planner .

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
The Cultural History Museum of Aland ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): view the masterpieces at CraftCorner, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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