8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rauma
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Rauma
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Rauma

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 25th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rauma road trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Rauma is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Rauma is 10 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku online route planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

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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 29th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary planner.

Drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

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."