8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Oslo

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning website.

Oslo, Norway to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Oslo in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Helsinki, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

Naantali

— 1 night
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Naantali sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Naantali takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Naantali

Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

Tampere

— 3 nights

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 Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and examine the collection at Emil Aaltosen Museo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere online route planner.

Getting from Naantali to Tampere by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

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."