8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 1 night

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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder tool.

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Newark in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 15th (Wed), let the kids burn off some steam at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thensee the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampere online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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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 17th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

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