8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dresden
Fly + Train:  8 h 45 min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Dresden

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary site.

Dresden, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dresden to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dresden in June; daily highs in Tampere reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku vacation planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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.
Bring the kids along to Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to Havis Amanda.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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