8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rauma
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 5th (Mon), look for gifts at Ideapark, catch a live performance at Tampere Hall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally stop by Tammelantori.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip site.

Madrid, Spain to Tampere is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Tampere. When traveling from Madrid in February, plan for cooler days in Tampere, with highs around -1°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:

Rauma

— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), look for gifts at Patakirppis, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rauma online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Rauma in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Rauma are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 7:

Turku

— 1 night
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 8th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Turku are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Artisaani. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and browse the different shops at Stockmann Department Store.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel route planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:

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."