8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Jacksonville

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island travel planner.

Jacksonville, USA to Kimito Island is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jacksonville in December; daily highs in Kimito Island reach 37°F and lows reach 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Turku
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 24th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kimito Island in December, things will get little chillier in Tampere: highs are around 31°F and lows about 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Mustasaari trip maker website .

Drive from Tampere to Mustasaari in 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 32°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, then take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On the next day, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Mustasaari to Helsinki with the Route module. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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