8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
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 27th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, look for gifts at Ideapark, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planning site .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in December, expect Tampere to be a bit cooler, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
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2
nights
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 29th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Museums

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Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Market Square Kauppatori. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rock Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann's Department Store, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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