8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland, walk around Kaivopuisto, and steep yourself in history at The Aalto House.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:

Turku

— 1 night
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 19th (Thu): trek along The Archipelago Trail, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and Museo Militaria. Change things up with a short trip to Visavuori in Valkeakoski (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To see maps and more tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip planning app.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Finland travel guide

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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."