8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + train:  6​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kouvola
— Few hours
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Zurich

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tampere attractions planning site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in August, expect Tampere to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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 3rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker site .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Discover how to plan a Savonlinna trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Turku to Savonlinna by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

few
hours
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Plan my day in Kouvola using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kouvola in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. Pack the 7th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Sibelius Monument, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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