8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 1 night
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Katajanokka and Kansallisgalleria. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. In December, Helsinki is colder than Los Angeles - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
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 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku travel route planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Turku are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 26th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere attractions planning website.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

Plan my day in Savonlinna using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

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