8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Dallas
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
Dallas

1
day
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pikku Vesijarvi.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lahti itinerary planner .

Dallas, USA to Lahti is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dallas to Lahti due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dallas in September: high temperatures in Lahti hover around 59°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

#Shopping, #Nature, #Parks
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Pikku Vesijarvi ©
Pikku Vesijarvi

1
day
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 12th (Wed): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel route planner .

You can drive from Lahti to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
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 13th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Turku tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, stop by Marimekko, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and don't miss a visit to Old Market Hall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning website .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Shopping, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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Flamingo Entertainment Centre
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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