8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 25th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rauma trip maker app .

San Francisco, USA to Rauma is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Rauma is 10 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pori
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 27th (Mon): browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): head off the coast to Vepsa Island and then admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 29th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip builder app .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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.
On the 30th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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