8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly + train:  8​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Madrid

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 5th (Mon), stop by Ideapark, then get into the urban bustle at Tampere Hall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally look for gifts at Tammelantori.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere driving holiday planner.

Madrid, Spain to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Madrid in February: highs in Tampere hover around -1°C, while lows dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Ideapark ©
Ideapark
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tammelantori ©
Tammelantori

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, then look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo Oy, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church, look for gifts at Patakirppis, then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Cross, Rauma.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rauma online tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Tampere to Rauma in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Beaches Outdoors Parks

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

1
night
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 8th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. February in Turku sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at S-market Hakaniemi and Stockmann's Department Store. You'll explore and learn at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, stop by Artisaani, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenski Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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