9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Old Rauma for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Turku Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, explore the ancient world of Kuusisto Bishop's Castle, and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Turku itinerary builder website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Turku is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in August: highs in Turku hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Old Rauma, Kuusisto Bishop's Castle
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then look for gifts at Patakirppis.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pori trip itinerary website .

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 12th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

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Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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.
On the 13th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and finally stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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