8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Riga
Fly:  5 h
1
Turku
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 30 min
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
3
Oulu
— 1 day
Train:  4 h 15 min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
End: Riga

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
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 13th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral and then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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Riga, Latvia to Turku is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Riga in April; daily highs in Turku reach 9°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and get outside with Lake Inari.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Turku in April, with highs in Inari at 3°C and lows at -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

1
day
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, and finally kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

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Getting from Inari to Oulu by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

2
nights
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 19th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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You can take a train from Oulu to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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