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
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like Yyteri Beach and Nasinneula Tower will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Pack the 23rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Manchester to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). Pack the 26th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, stroll around Observatory Hill Park, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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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."