8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Oulu
— Few hours
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 1 night
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 21st (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Kauppahalli, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo.

Before you visit Oulu, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

New Orleans, USA to Oulu is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 8 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in December, things will get cooler in Oulu: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thenview the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, thenview the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel planner.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Laukko Manor, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

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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 24th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Kansallisgalleria. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Pohjolan toimitalo will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Halosenniemi Museum (in Tuusula) and Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Anhava, stop by Okra, and admire the masterpieces at Alvar Aalto's studio.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Halosenniemi Museum, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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