9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Thu), examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally look for gifts at Tea Shop Veistrom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then learn about all things military at The Parola Armour Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Visavuori.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere travel planner.

New York City, USA to Tampere is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get slightly colder in Tampere: highs are around 64°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then stroll around Kupittaa Park, then have fun at Adventure Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Turku University Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku vacation app.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
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— 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker tool.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."