8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Syracuse

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Helsinki

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Katajanokka and Mannerheim Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Guide-Matti and Laajalahti Nature Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Syracuse, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Syracuse to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Syracuse in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 48°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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1
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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 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Turku online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. October in Turku sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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2
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tampere road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in October, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."