8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: London

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yyteri Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Evo Hiking Area. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Tammela to see Torronsuo National Park about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get your game on at Portaali VR.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere. Expect slightly colder evenings in Tampere when traveling from London in August, with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Torronsuo National Park, Yyteri Beach, Evo Hiking Area
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Torronsuo National Park ©
Torronsuo National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Paavolan Tammi
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Room Escape Games
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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