8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: London

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 4th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, thenkick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Ahvenisto, thenhave fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tampere online trip planner.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Tampere at 8°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ahvenisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 6th (Tue): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenget engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, thenfind something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, and finally make a splash at JukuPark Turku is open 1 of September?. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, thenhike along The Archipelago Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip website.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Vaski Adventure Island
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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.
Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Heureka in Vantaa, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, and cool off at The Swimming Stadium.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning site.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

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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