7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Fly:  8​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  9​h
End: Cardiff

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki vacation builder site .

Cardiff, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cardiff to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 28th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip builder site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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 29th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then go for a walk through Visavuori.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tampere online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Visavuori
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

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