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
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
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.
Bring the kids along to Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Exhibition Centre WeeGee. Step out of Helsinki to go to Vantaa and see Heureka, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online tour itinerary planner .

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Helsinki is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Newark in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 61°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 1st (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Ahvenisto, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ahvenisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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