9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Milan

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner .

Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Tampere. Traveling from Milan in September, things will get slightly colder in Tampere: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 30th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku journey planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

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

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo day trip website .

Getting from Turku to Kuusamo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Turku, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuusamo, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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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, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

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Getting from Kuusamo to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kuusamo in October: highs in Savonlinna hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car 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

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then stop by Artisaani, and finally stop by Taiga Colors.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip builder .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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