9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Fly
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planning app.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Tampere. Traveling from Milan in September, expect Tampere to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

Turku

— 1 night
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 catch the flight to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
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: stroll through 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 fly from Turku to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; 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 · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
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, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with 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 fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

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.
On the 4th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then don't miss a visit to 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 flight from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 · Shopping · Museums · Parks
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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."