8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Madrid

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Madrid, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Helsinki is 1 hour. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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 11th (Thu): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Turku tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. July in Vaasa sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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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 14th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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