8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 day
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip maker app.

Melbourne, Australia to Tampere is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Tampere is minus 8 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: highs in Tampere hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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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 18th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, make a trip to Naantali Old Town, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku sightseeing app.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mannerheim Museum and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), shop like a local with Old Market Hall, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki journey builder website.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."