8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Parola Armour Museum and Holy Cross Church. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Hameenlinna to see Birthplace of Jean Sibelius about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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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 (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Moomin World, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku travel route planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, walk around The Esplanadi Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."