9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tampere road trip planning site.

Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Milan in September: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
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 30th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku sightseeing site.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online tour itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Turku in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kuusamo: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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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 3rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kuusamo in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Savonlinna: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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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.
On the 4th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then look for gifts at Artisaani, and finally stop by Taiga Colors.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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