7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
— 2 nights



— 1 night

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 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Keep things going the next day: stop by Hameenkatu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
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— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 22nd (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral and then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 24th (Tue), examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn online trip builder.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn


Side Trip

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— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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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."