8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Lahti
— Few hours
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Tampere
— 1 night

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Flamingo Entertainment Center, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and stop by Marimekko.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online travel route planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

few
hours
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 12th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Pikku Vesijarvi, thenponder the design of Musical Fountain, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lahti trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Lahti

Nature Parks Shopping
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Pikku Vesijarvi ©
Pikku Vesijarvi
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain
Musical Fountain

2
nights
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 (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Kurjenrahka National Park, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku route website.

You can drive from Lahti to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 15th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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