8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the striking features of Aleksanterin Kirkko, stroll through Suolijarvi Beach, and then see a show at Tampere Hall.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere tour itinerary app.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, things will get a bit cooler in Tampere: highs are around 8°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nightlife
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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

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Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Okrafor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, look for gifts at Artisaani, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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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."