8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Madison
bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Madison

2
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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Pornaistenniemi Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Design Museum. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo.

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Madison, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Madison to Helsinki is 8 hours. In June, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Madison - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 4th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

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Take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
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 5th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku trip planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Porvoo holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Porvoo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Castle Hill ©
Castle Hill

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