8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
End: Stockholm

2
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki attractions planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. In April, Helsinki is much colder than Cairo - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere attractions planner.

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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