8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 1 night
2
Rauma
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, thendon't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and finally don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turku online trip itinerary builder.

Warsaw, Poland to Turku is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Warsaw to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Warsaw in July; daily highs in Turku reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 18th (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, stroll the grounds of Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, thensee the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, and finally head outdoors with Kuuskajaskari.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rauma trip builder app.

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Kuuskajaskari ©
Kuuskajaskari

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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 19th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thencontemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally make a trip to Nasinneula Tower.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere tour builder site.

You can drive from Rauma to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, thensee the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, thendon't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta journey planning website.

Take a train from Tampere to Lappeenranta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

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nights
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, thenadmire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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