8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
2
Lahti
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Shop till you drop at Marimekko and Marimekko. Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, enjoy some friendly competition at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, look for gifts at Boss Shop, and hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route website .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Outdoors Parks

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), explore the activities along Pikku Vesijarvi, then ponder the design of Musical Fountain, and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lahti vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Helsinki to Lahti by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Lahti sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature 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): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip website .

Traveling by car from Lahti to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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

1
night
Tampere

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

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip tool .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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