9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Fly
1
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Pori
— 1 day
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Joensuu

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen and then stroll through Paha-Koli Hill.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Joensuu itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Joensuu is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Joensuu. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Vancouver in September: high temperatures in Joensuu hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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1
day
Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Pori takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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1
night
Tampere

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 15th (Sun): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tampere travel route planner.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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3
nights
Helsinki

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning website.

Drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

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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."