8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chisinau
Fly + train:  9​h
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Chisinau

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary maker.

Chisinau, Moldova to Tampere is an approximately 9-hour combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chisinau in September, things will get a bit cooler in Tampere: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Emil Aaltosen Museo ©
Emil Aaltosen Museo
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma and then stroll through Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, and finally examine the collection at Bonk Keskus Ky.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rauma trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Rauma takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Rauma sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Yyteri Beach
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku vacation planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and National Museum of Finland will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, wander the streets of Katajanokka, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Nykytaiteen Museo), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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