7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly + train:  8​h
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Istanbul

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Ahvenisto, examine the collection at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour builder app .

Istanbul, Turkey to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Tampere. While traveling from Istanbul, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Tampere, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Naantali.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ahvenisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

1
night
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, and then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Naantali trip itinerary site .

Drive from Tampere to Naantali in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Naantali

Theme Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Turku Cathedral
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Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Step out of Helsinki to go to Vantaa and see Heureka, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, and don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip site .

Traveling by car from Naantali to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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