8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to Helsinki, Fly to London



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Daughter of the Baltic

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Oodi Central Library and Kansallisgalleria. There's lots more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki online tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 16th (Sat), hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli and then get advice or help at Turku City Library.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours
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Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

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Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."