8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Turku
— Few hours
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Denver

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hours
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 7th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Turku online tour planner .

Denver, USA to Turku is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Denver in March, things will get slightly colder in Turku: highs are around 38°F and lows about 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Turku to Akaslompolo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In March, Akaslompolo is little chillier than Turku - with highs of 31°F and lows of 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mustasaari route app .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Mustasaari in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Akaslompolo in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mustasaari, with lows around 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
night
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 10th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Tampere in 4 hours. March in Tampere sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 21°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

3
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.
Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, look for gifts at Marimekko, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Helsinki are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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