8 days in Helsinki, Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Vaasa
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, stop by Katajanokka, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Helsinki. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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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 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, shop like a local with Turun Taidehalli, then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella. On the next day, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko, then explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then view the masterpieces at Tikanoja Art Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vaasa trip builder website.

Drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. September in Vaasa sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Tikanoja Art Museum ©
Tikanoja Art Museum
Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko ©
Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

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, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Before you visit Tampere, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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