9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 1 night

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

To see maps and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary maker site.

Bucharest, Romania to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. 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 · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Pori

— 2 nights
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 find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, 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 train; or take a bus. 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

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Turku

— 1 night
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 other places to visit, ratings, 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
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
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.

To find more things to do, 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

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

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 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 see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning website.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. 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 · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

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."