8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to Helsinki, Fly to New Delhi


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.
Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Porvoo and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Adventure
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Turku — 2 nights

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 13th (Wed): examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, then take an in-depth tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On your second day here, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku online trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Trails
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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.
On the 15th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, shop like a local with Valokuvakeskus Nykyaika, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tampere vacation site.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
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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."