8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  18 h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  21 h
End: Detroit

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.
Head to K-market Hakaniemi and Old Market Hallfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukion Church. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Ullanlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

Detroit, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Helsinki is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Detroit in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 47°F and lows reach 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 14th (Sat), stop by Ideapark, look for gifts at Tallipiha, then stop by Tammelantori, and finally kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then see the interesting displays at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and finally browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tampere journey website .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in April, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Ideapark ©
Ideapark
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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