8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
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 18th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku online trip planner .

Atlanta, USA to Turku is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Atlanta to Turku due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in November: highs in Turku hover around 40°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
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 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, daytime highs in Tampere are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kuopio.

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 22nd (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kuopio day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daytime highs in Kuopio are 35°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

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Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and then explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. November in Helsinki sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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