8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Charleston

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Helsinki — 3 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.
Pack the 10th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to Senate Square, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki visit planning site.

Charleston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Charleston to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charleston in September, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.
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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 15th (Thu): stroll around Nasi Park, then stroll through Sarkanniemi Theme Park, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Finland travel guide

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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."
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