8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Tel Aviv

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Parks
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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 25th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tampere attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Finland travel guide

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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."