8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 4 nights



— 2 nights

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 13th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Parola Armour Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tampere travel route builder site.

Aberdeen, UK to Tampere is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Aberdeen to Tampere is 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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— 1 night
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 15th (Wed): get your game on at Moomin World, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku holiday builder website.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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— 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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."