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
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

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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. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tampere is 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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 23rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

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Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kiutakongas Rapids. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo day trip planner.

You can fly from Turku to Kuusamo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 26th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Sat), hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip site .

Getting from Savonlinna to Helsinki by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Room Escape Games

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