9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
Turku

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 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 °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenidentify 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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temppeliaukio Church 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 lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, 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. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cathedral of Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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