8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
ferry:  1​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
4
Kilpisjarvi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Kiruna

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take a peaceful walk through Kivinokka, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ekenas Archipelago National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki online sightseeing planner .

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 2-hour ferry ride. You can also fly. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

1
night
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 10th (Tue): snap pictures at Hameensilta and then head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planner.

Take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Vaasa

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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Aava Kertun Kotitila ©
Aava Kertun Kotitila
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto

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Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
On the 13th (Fri), get outside with Kukkolankoski and then don't miss a visit to The Three Nations' Border Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Halti and then steep yourself in history at Jarama WWII Fortification Camp.

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Traveling by car from Vaasa to Kilpisjarvi takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Vaasa in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kilpisjarvi: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Halti, Jarama WWII Fortification Camp
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Saana ©
Saana

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