8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Drive
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 30th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Tampere tour planning tool.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums
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Turku

— 2 nights
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 1st (Wed): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 3rd (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum and then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Porvoo and Kansallisgalleria. And it doesn't end there: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Adventure

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."