9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bucharest
Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Bucharest

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 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary maker site.

Bucharest, Romania to Tampere is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. In July, Tampere is slightly colder than Bucharest - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 14th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pori trip builder site.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

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 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning website.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cathedral of Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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