8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Umea
Drive:  4 h 15 min
1
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 30 min
End: Umea

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, stroll through Hietasaaren uimaranta, and then don't miss a visit to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa sightseeing planner.

Umea, Sweden to Vaasa is an approximately 5- hour car ride. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Umea to Vaasa due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Kaupungintalo - City Hall ©
Kaupungintalo - City Hall

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visiting Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach will get you outdoors. Pack the 14th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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.
On the 17th (Tue), look for gifts at Marimekko, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally look for gifts at Boss Shop.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall
Marimekko ©
Marimekko

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 18th (Wed), make a trip to Naantali Old Town, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then see the interesting displays at Turku Biological Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku journey builder tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli

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