8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann Department Store. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stop by Artisaani, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally make a trip to Hakaniemi Market.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip tool.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. In January, Helsinki is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

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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 8th (Tue), stop by Ideapark, catch a live performance at Tampere Hall, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tampere travel route planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Tampere sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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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 10th (Thu): hike along The Archipelago Trail, see the interesting displays at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

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Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Turku are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Trails

Side Trips

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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."