9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Raseborg
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Vantaa
— 1 night
train:  15​min
End: Helsinki

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.
On the 5th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, then look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Raseborg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Museums Tours

Side Trip

Laajalahti Nature Reserve
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Katarinan kirkko and then examine the collection at Fagervik Museum. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Forngarden Folk Museum, take an in-depth tour of Ekenas Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Raseborg online route planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Raseborg takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Raseborg are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Turku.

Things to do in Raseborg

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fagervik Museum, Pyhan Katarinan kirkko, Snappertunan kirkko
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Fagervik Museum ©
Fagervik Museum
EKTA museum ©
EKTA museum
Fagervik Church ©
Fagervik Church

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vepsa Island and Louhisaari Manor. Step out of the city life by going to The Archipelago Trail and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kupittaa Park, and admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Raseborg to Turku in 2 hours. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Vantaa.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Kultaranta Garden
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

1
night
Vantaa

Vantaa ©
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
On the 12th (Mon), browse the different shops at Jumbo Shopping Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vantaa online trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Vantaa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Vantaa are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Vantaa

Shopping Historic Sites
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Jumbo Shopping Center ©
Jumbo Shopping Center
Pyhan Laurin kirkko ©
Pyhan Laurin kirkko

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