8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Dublin

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.
Pack the 9th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online attractions planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Helsinki is 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 10th (Wed), get your game on at Moomin World, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, then don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku attractions planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 12th (Fri), look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere holiday planner.

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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