8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jyvaskyla
Drive:  3​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Jyvaskyla

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galleria Lapinlahti. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Market Square Kauppatori and Artisaani. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning app .

Jyvaskyla to Helsinki is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
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 14th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Photographic Centre Peri, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip app .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, view the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampere holiday website .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Laukko Manor, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti

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