8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 8th (Mon), identify plant and animal life 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 next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere visit planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, Tampere is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Naantali Old Town, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Heureka. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

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