9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 1 night
4
Kotka
— 3 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): look for gifts at Pien Shop & Bar, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then take a stroll through Ullanlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online holiday planner.

Phoenix, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in June: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and then walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere route builder website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Tampere sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Parks
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 4th (Mon), visit Naantali Old Town, thenlet the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

3
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 6th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila and then make a trip to Stromforsin Ruukki. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, thentake a stroll through Linden Esplanade, thenstroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka holiday site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Kotka are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin Ruukki, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Lehman ©
Lehman
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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