8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  19​h
1
Oulu
— Few hours
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
End: Denver

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 19th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Kauppahalli and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner.

Denver, USA to Oulu is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Denver to Oulu. Expect colder weather when traveling from Denver in June: highs in Oulu hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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 20th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Oulu to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Tampere are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Turku sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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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.
Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Okra. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, admire the landmark architecture of Pohjolan toimitalo, and steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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