8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 4 nights


Tampere — 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally see the interesting displays at Tampere Mineral Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere visit website.

Cairo, Egypt to Tampere is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Cairo in September, with highs in Tampere at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Turku — 1 night

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 4th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.
Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
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Helsinki — 4 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to Senate Square.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Finland travel guide

Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."