9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to London

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Helsinki

— 6 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.
Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Pornaistenniemi Nature Trail. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, and get outside with Haagan Alppiruusupuisto.

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London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get your bearings at Turku City Library.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
On the 7th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."