9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 2 nights
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 1 night
4
Helsinki
— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, explore the historical opulence of Kuusisto Bishop's Castle, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Turku is an approximately 21-hour flight. When traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Turku: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Kuusisto Bishop's Castle, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then look for gifts at Patakirppis.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pori trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

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

3
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 13th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and finally look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, thenadmire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

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You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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