8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
+2
tram + foot + Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Dallas


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 26th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, and explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki holiday tool .

Dallas, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in October, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 48°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Vaasa holiday planner.

Getting from Turku to Vaasa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Vaasa are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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