8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dresden
Fly + train:  8​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Porvoo
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Dresden

1
night
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 26th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tampere online trip planner .

Dresden, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dresden in July; daily highs in Tampere reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Turku vacation website .

You can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Porvoo Swimming Pool, examine the collection at Albert Edelfelt Studio Museum, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally stroll through Fredrika Runebergs Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Porvoo tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Porvoo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Porvoo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Albert Edelfelt Studio Museum ©
Albert Edelfelt Studio Museum
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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 lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning app .

Drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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