8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Brussels

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral and then look for gifts at OMA Puoti. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip app.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In April, Helsinki is little chillier than Brussels - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
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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 18th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get your game on at Moomin World, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Turku, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Moomin World
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and then get outside with Kuuskajaskari.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Rauma online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Rauma are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
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Kuuskajaskari ©
Kuuskajaskari
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. On your second day here, enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, then get in on the excitement at Irti Maasta Tampere, then let the kids burn off some steam at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
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