8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly:  21 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Knoxville

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukion Church. Do your shopping at S-market Hakaniemi and Market Square Kauppatori. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and look for gifts at Taiga Colors.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route planner.

Knoxville, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Knoxville in June, expect nights in Helsinki to be a bit cooler, around 50°F, while days are cooler, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Henry's Ecumenical Art Chapel, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turku online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then take a stroll around Tampere Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): stop by Tammelantori, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki observation tower, and finally stop by Ideapark.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Tampere attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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