8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Corralejo, Fuerteventura
Fly:  10​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Corralejo, Fuerteventura

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Pieni Suklaatehdas & Porvoo Old Town). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker website .

Corralejo, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Corralejo to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Corralejo in October: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

2
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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 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then enjoy some diversion at Flowpark.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip builder tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
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 11th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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