9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
Fly:  17​h
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
End: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 13th (Mon), browse the collection at Turku City Library, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku journey maker site .

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain to Turku is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Turku, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in August, you will find days in Turku are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are cooler (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

2
nights
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 14th (Tue): try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, then see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

#Museums, #Parks, #Childrens Museums

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Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Lappeenranta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church

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.
Pack the 18th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning site .

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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