8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
4
Hamina
— 1 night
5
Inari
— 1 day
6
Kuusamo
— 1 day
7
Helsinki
— 1 night

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tampere trip simple and quick.

Manchester, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Manchester in April, with highs in Tampere at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Mediamuseo Rupriikki ©
Mediamuseo Rupriikki

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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 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, thenattend a concert at Sibeliusmuseum, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Turku driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, thencontemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thensee the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn itinerary builder website.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Mariehamn are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. On the 4th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, thenexamine the collection at Bunker Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hamina trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mariehamn to Hamina. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Hamina

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka, Bunker Museum
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Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Bunker Museum
Bunker Museum
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, thensee the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Inari holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamina to Inari. Traveling from Hamina in May, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, thenfly down the slopes at Ruka, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo journey builder tool.

You can drive from Inari to Kuusamo in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take a stroll through Ullanlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), thenadmire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally wander the streets of Katajanokka.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Kuusamo to Helsinki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Kuusamo - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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