7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Hobart
Fly:  29​h
1
Tampere
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Hobart

1
day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 1st (Thu), stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Keittioelamaa.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tampere travel itinerary planner.

Hobart, Australia to Tampere is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Hobart to Tampere. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in August; daily highs in Tampere reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Keittioelamaa ©
Keittioelamaa

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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