9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Noormarkku
— 1 day
Drive to Tampere-Pirkkala Airport, Fly to Izmir

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Helsinki

— 6 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 25th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel route planner.

Izmir, Turkey to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Izmir in December, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then get your bearings at Turku City Library.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online journey builder.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Noormarkku.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums
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Noormarkku

— 1 day
Noormarkku is a former municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and was part of the Satakunta region. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stop by Porin Kauppahalli, pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Noormarkku travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Noormarkku takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Noormarkku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Noormarkku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Finland travel guide

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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."