8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
Do your shopping at Market Square Kauppatori and Artisaani. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, shop like a local with Galleria Lapinlahti, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

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Oslo, Norway to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

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— 1 night
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 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

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Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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 19th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, and then stop by Keittioelamaa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

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Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."