7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— Few hours
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  14​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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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 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planner .

Washington DC, USA to Tampere is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 45°F and lows are around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then view the masterpieces at Photographic Centre Peri, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Turku online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Heureka. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukion Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online visit planner .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Heureka
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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