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
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Heureka. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki journey builder app .

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. Traveling from Newark in July, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

1
night
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 12th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Finlayson Church ©
Finlayson Church

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 13th (Tue), cool off at JukuPark Turku is open 1 of September?, then get your game on at Moomin World, then find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online vacation maker .

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 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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