8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kouvola
— Few hours
Drive
5
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Tampere. In August, Tampere is slightly colder than Zurich - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

1
night
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 3rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna route app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kouvola trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kouvola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

3
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Market Square Kauppatori. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, approximately Porvoo away. Pack the 7th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, walk around Sibelius Monument, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki route planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

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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."