8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 26th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, examine the collection at Lenin Museum, then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally stroll through Suolijarvi Beach.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere tour planner.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Lenin Museum ©
Lenin Museum

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
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 28th (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 29th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip maker .

You can drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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 1st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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