8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 8th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings 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 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Tampere trip maker site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Tampere is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tampere, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Childrens Museums
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— 2 nights
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 10th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, get your game on at Moomin World, and then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. 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 · Outdoors

Side Trip

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— 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 Temppeliaukio Church and Linnanmaki Amusement Park will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Vantaa to see Heureka about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."