7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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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 23rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then examine the collection at Postal Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planning tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tampere is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in October, with highs in Tampere at 8°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Wildlife · Parks
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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 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Saariselka.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

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Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then surround yourself with nature on Lapland Safaris Saariselka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Turku in October; daily highs in Saariselka reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

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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.
On the 27th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then stop by Katajanokka, and then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Neighborhoods
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Finland travel guide

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."