8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
train:  3​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  5​h 30​min
End: St. Petersburg

1
night
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 11th (Sat), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki is minus 1 hour. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 13th (Mon), kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Levi online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in August: high temperatures in Levi hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Levi

#Adventure, #Winter Sports, #Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

Plan trip to Mariehamn with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Levi in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mariehamn, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Archangel Michael's church. Get in touch with nature at Teijo national park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Step out of Turku to go to Poytya and see Kurjenrahka National Park, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, head off the coast to Vepsa Island, and admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Teijo national park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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