7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  30​h
1
Tampere
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
day
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 2nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere attractions planner .

Sydney, Australia to Tampere is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Tampere at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 3rd (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa visit planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temppeliaukion Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), wander the streets of Katajanokka, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online travel planner .

You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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