9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 1 day
4
Oulu
— 1 day
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally look for gifts at Marimekko. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki attractions planner.

Durham, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Helsinki is 2 hours. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 18th (Sat), kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku online route planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell and then get outside with Lake Inari.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Inari vacation planner.

You can fly from Turku to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Turku in August, things will get little chillier in Inari: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stroll through Nallikari Beach, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, then don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli, and finally stroll around Hupisaaret Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner.

You can fly from Inari to Oulu in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour planner.

Take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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