9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Tallipihan Suklaapuoti. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, look for gifts at Tammelantori, browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, and listen to music at Tampere Hall.

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planning website.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, expect Tampere to be little chillier, temps between 8°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online road trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:

Helsinki

— 3 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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Pien Shop & Barfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, look for gifts at Artisaani, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online holiday maker.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:

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."