9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive
2
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi route planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 37-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dammam to Rovaniemi. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dammam in September, with highs in Rovaniemi at 13°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Museums · Outdoors
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Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi travel planning tool.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
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Mustasaari

— 1 day
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mustasaari online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Mustasaari takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then get your game on at Moomin World, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Turku in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Senate Square. Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Finland travel guide

4.2
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."