8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Train
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Ho Chi Minh City

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Temppeliaukio Church and The Esplanadi Park will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, stop by Katajanokka, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Helsinki is minus 5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in June; daily highs in Helsinki reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 6th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Vaasa are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach and Sauna and then test the waters at Tullin Sauna.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere attractions planning website.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."