9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
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

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 9th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On your second day here, get a taste of local nightlife at Tea Shop Veistrom, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, and finally kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere travel planner.

Seattle, USA to Tampere is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Seattle to Tampere, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in May, things will get slightly colder in Tampere: highs are around 59°F and lows about 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Spas · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:

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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 11th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pori online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Pori sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 12th (Wed), take a spin around town with Bike Rental - by Carfield, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Turku driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at Badhuset Mariebad, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 13:

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:

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."