8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Fly + train:  9​h
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Cardiff

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Fri), kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tampere road trip planning tool .

Cardiff, UK to Tampere is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Tampere is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cardiff in September; daily highs in Tampere reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 14th (Sat), head off the coast to Vepsa Island and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally gear up at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temppeliaukion Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Spend the 19th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Inkoon kirkko, Nuuksio National Park, Bellevue Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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