8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Oslo

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Market Square Kauppatori and Galleria Lapinlahti. Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Katajanokka, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation planner.

Oslo, Norway to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Oslo to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Side Trip

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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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 19th (Fri): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos, and then look for gifts at Keittioelamaa. On the next day, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Keittioelamaa ©
Keittioelamaa
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

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