9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Turku

— 2 nights
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 Naantali Old Town. Visit Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma for their historical value. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Turku is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, expect nights in Turku to be somewhat warmer, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Tampere

— 1 night

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 tour the pleasant surroundings 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 · Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Helsinki

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Helsinki Cathedral and Kansallisgalleria. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Cathedral of Porvoo in Porvoo, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, walk around The Esplanadi Park, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:

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."