8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Zurich

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night
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. On the 16th (Tue), trek along The Archipelago Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then take a spin around town with Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally get your game on at Moomin World.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Naantali trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Naantali is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Naantali is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in July, things will get a bit cooler in Naantali: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Naantali

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Turku
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner .

You can drive from Naantali to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 18th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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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 Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Laajalahti Nature Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip site .

You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Espoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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