9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Visit Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma for their historical value. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku day trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Turku is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, you will find days in Turku are little chillier (23°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Wildlife · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Turku Castle ©
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Turku Castle
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Old Rauma ©
Must see
Old Rauma
4.5
Turku Cathedral ©
Must see
Turku Cathedral
4.4

1
night
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere tour builder website.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
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4
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Helsinki Cathedral and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Cathedral of Porvoo in Porvoo, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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