8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  7​h
End: London

6
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at K-market Hakaniemi and Market Square Kauppatori. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Katajanokka. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann's Department Store, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation builder.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 26th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Old Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally stop by Ideapark. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, look for gifts at Tallipiha, then stop by Tammelantori, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tampere travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Ideapark ©
Ideapark
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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