8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  22​h
1
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 15th (Sun), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip builder website .

Dallas, USA to Mariehamn is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dallas to Mariehamn due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dallas in September, with highs in Mariehamn at 60°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

1
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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.
On the 17th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

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

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 18th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

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

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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