7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Paris

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mannerheim Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, get a new perspective on nature at Finnish Museum of Natural History, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Nykytaiteen Museo).

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some historical perspective at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and Hameensilta. Get a sense of the local culture at Lenin Museum and Tampere Cathedral. Pack the 16th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Old Church.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tampere travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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