8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Tampa

1
day
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 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online day trip planner .

Tampa, USA to Tampere is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Tampa in June, expect Tampere to be colder, temps between 64°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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 4th (Tue): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then examine the collection at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planning tool .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 6th (Thu), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn attractions website .

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) capture your imagination. Pack the 8th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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