8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Newark

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Turku day trip app.

Newark, USA to Turku is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Turku. When traveling from Newark in September, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Turku: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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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 9th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour planning tool.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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 11th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On your second day here, stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

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You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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