7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip maker.

Greenville, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Greenville in May, expect nights in Helsinki to be a bit cooler, around 43°F, while days are cooler, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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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 19th (Thu): browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

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Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

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Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."