8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  18 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  21 h
End: Manama

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 48 minutes away. Pack the 4th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Manama, Bahrain to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Manama to Helsinki. Traveling from Manama in December, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
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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 5th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Main Library.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Turku online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki observation tower.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere vacation planner.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks
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Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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