7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Oulu
— 1 day
Fly + 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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oulu trip builder .

Minneapolis, USA to Oulu is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Oulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, expect Oulu to be a bit cooler, temps between 61°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel 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.
On the 17th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Oulu to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On your second day here, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Turku tour itinerary website .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, explore the galleries of Mannerheim Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, view the masterpieces at Okra, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Lapinlahti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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