7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Sao Paulo

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): look for gifts at Okra, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then shop like a local with Galerie Anhava, then shop like a local with ARTag Gallery, and finally stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki route maker app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 5 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Turku

— 1 night
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 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip builder site.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Tampere

— 2 nights

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 3rd (Fri): stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, shop like a local with Laukko Manor, then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tampere journey maker.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."