9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive to Gran Canaria Airport, Fly to Turku
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Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 13th (Mon), get your bearings at Turku City Library, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku day trip site.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain to Turku is an approximately 13-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in August, plan for little chillier days in Turku, with highs around 23°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, then see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip builder tool.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Tampere to Lappeenranta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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— 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.
Pack the 18th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip app.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Finland travel guide

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."