8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for gifts at Ideapark, see a show at Tampere Hall, then look for gifts at Tammelantori, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour planner.

Valletta, Malta to Tampere is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Valletta to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Valletta in December, with highs in Tampere at 0°C and lows at -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

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Ideapark ©
Ideapark
Tammelantori ©
Tammelantori
City Sokos ©
City Sokos

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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 23rd (Sun): browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turku day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Shop till you drop at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa) and Hakaniemi Market. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), view the masterpieces at Okra, and stop by Artisaani.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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