7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Gothenburg
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Helsinki

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days
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 13th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online tour itinerary planner .

Gothenburg, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gothenburg to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

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

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 16th (Thu), see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere online trip builder .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train back home.

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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