9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Lahti
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Nairobi

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.
For shopping fun, head to Old Market Hall or Kamppi Shopping Centre. Get some historical perspective at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Pack the 29th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and stop by Marimekko.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey maker tool .

Nairobi, Kenya to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
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 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 2nd (Sun), stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari travel planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Mustasaari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 3rd (Mon), fly down the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lahti online trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mustasaari to Lahti. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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