9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  23 h
1
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
2
Pori
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Joensuu

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): explore the activities along Pielinen and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Joensuu trip simple and quick.

Vancouver, Canada to Joensuu is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. 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

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Pori online route planner .

You can drive from Joensuu to Pori in 6.5 hours. Another option is to 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) early enough to take a bus to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by bus from Pori to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary builder website .

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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