9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route builder

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Temppeliaukio Church. Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa). Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Porvoo Old Town, &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:

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 3rd (Tue): browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally stop by Naantali Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Turku day trip site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pori online visit planner.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Pori, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."