7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Oulu
— 1 day
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Minneapolis

1
day
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 16th (Tue), hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, then take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Oulu itinerary planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Oulu is an approximately 17- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Oulu. In June, Oulu is slightly colder than Minneapolis - with highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

1
night
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 17th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Oulu to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 18th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

2
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.
On the 20th (Sat), hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the exciting artwork at Okra, then contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

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You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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