8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Newark

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, approximately Porvoo away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and get your game on at Labyrinth Games Room Escape.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Helsinki. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Newark in July, with highs in Helsinki at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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 15th (Wed): let the kids burn off some steam at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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 17th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle and then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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