8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Umea
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Umea

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 13th (Fri), examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and then don't miss a visit to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

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Umea, Sweden to Vaasa is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Umea to Vaasa is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a train to Tampere.

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Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Kaupungintalo - City Hall ©
Kaupungintalo - City Hall

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visit Suolijarvi Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach for some beach relaxation. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

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Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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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 17th (Tue): look for gifts at Marimekko, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, and finally stop by Boss Shop.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall
Boss Shop ©
Boss Shop

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then have fun at Moomin World, then learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

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Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

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Naantali, Old Rauma
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

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