9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  8​h
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Zurich

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Old Rauma and Turku Castle for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Hanko (Gunnarstrand, Pike's Gut, & more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku holiday planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Turku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Zurich to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in July, expect Turku to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Hanko, Old Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 30th (Tue), stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then admire the striking features of Palace of Junnelius.

Before you visit Pori, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tampere road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Pori to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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.
Visit Cathedral of Porvoo and Mannerheim Museum for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nuuksio National Park and Porvoo Old Town. Step out of Helsinki to go to Vantaa and see Heureka, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, and pause for some photo ops at Maternal Love Sculpture (Aidinrakkaus).

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park, Heureka
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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