9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Windhoek

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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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galerie Forsblom capture your imagination. Family-friendly places like Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral will thrill your kids. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

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Windhoek, Namibia to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Windhoek in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pori Art Museum.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Pori in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at Moomin Museum, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, and finally kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach. On your second day here, browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, take in the exciting artwork at Laukko Manor, then take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

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Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."