8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Train:  7 h
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: London

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tampere online trip planner.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Emil Aaltosen Museo ©
Emil Aaltosen Museo

1
night
Turku

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 17th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip tool.

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Helsinki Cathedral and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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