11-Day Finland Road Trip from Helsinki to Kotka, Hämeenlinna, Tampere, and Turku

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11 days & 10 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Experience the freedom of the open road in Finland as you embark on an unforgettable 11-day road trip! This experience caters to every traveler, featuring destinations like Helsinki, Kotka, Hämeenlinna, Raikku, Tiihala, Tampere, Turku, and Jänessaari. Set off on the ultimate European adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Finland takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 4 nights in Helsinki, 1 night in Kotka, 1 night in Hämeenlinna, 2 nights in Tampere, and 2 nights in Turku. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Finland. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Helsinki, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Finland on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Finland. Kauppatori and Senate Square are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Helsinki, Kotka, Hämeenlinna, Raikku, Tiihala, Tampere, Turku, and Jänessaari, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Finland. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Finland.

Throughout your road trip in Finland, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Finland.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in Finland fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in Finland today!

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Hotel, 10 nights
Rental car, 11 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Raikku
Helsinki cityscape with Helsinki Cathedral and port, FinlandHelsinki / 4 nights
Jänessaari
Kotka - city in FinlandKotka / 1 night
Tiihala
Hämeenlinna - city in FinlandSouthern Finland / 1 night
Early autumn morning panorama of the Port of Turku, Finland, with Turku Castle at background.Turku / 2 nights
Aerial view of the Tampere city at sunset. Tampella building. View over Tammerkoski river in warm sunlight.Tampere / 2 nights

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Photo of scenic summer panorama of the Market Square (Kauppatori) at the Old Town pier in Helsinki, Finland.Market Square
Senate Square, Kruununhaka, Southern major district, Helsinki, Helsinki sub-region, Uusimaa, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSenate Square
Photo of Statue of JL Runeberg, the national poet of Finland, at Esplanadi park avenue in Helsinki, Finland.Esplanadi park
Photo of entrance gate and ticket office of the Korkeasaari Zoo. It is the largest zoo in Finland, located on the island.Korkeasaari Zoo
Photo of aerial View of Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki, Finland.Temppeliaukio Church
Photo of Helsinki Cathedral over city center in spring, Finland.Helsinki Cathedral
Photo of Turku Castle is the largest medieval building in Finland, Turku, Finland.Turku Castle
Photo of art gallery Ateneum. Museum of Finnish, international art.Ateneum
Museum of Contemporary Art KiasmaMuseum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Photo of the Kaivopuisto park and Harakka island on the background, Helsinki, Finland.Kaivopuisto
Photo of Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral Church in Katajanokka district of the Old Town in Helsinki, Finland.Uspenski Cathedral
Pyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandPyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower
Photo of the entrance to the pavilion of Sea Life Linnanmaki amusement Park, Helsinki, Finland.Sea Life Helsinki
Photo of Sibelius Monument (artist Eila Hiltunen, 1967) dedicated to Finnish composer Jean Sibelius in Helsinki Sibelius Park, it consists more than 600 hollow steel pipes, Helsinki, Finland.Sibelius Monument
Photo of Vapriikki Museum, Tampella building. View over Tammerkoski river in warm sunlight, Tampere, Finland.Museum Centre Vapriikki
Photo of Natural History museum is located next to Finnish parliament building and attracts tourists all year long, Helsinki, Finland.Finnish Museum of Natural History
Sibelius Park, Taka-Töölö, Southern major district, Helsinki, Helsinki sub-region, Uusimaa, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSibelius Park
Finlayson Factory Area, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandFinlayson Factory Area
Kaisaniemi ParkKaisaniemi Park
SärkänniemiSärkänniemi
Kupittaa Park, Kupittaa, Keskusta, Turku, Turun seutukunta, Southwest Finland, South-Western Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandKupittaa
Hatanpää Park Arboretum, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandHatanpää Park Arboretum
Photo of Turku Cathedral in Turku, Finland.Turku Cathedral
Koskipuisto ParkKoskipuisto
Vehoniemi Automobile Museum, Kangasala, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandVehoniemi automobile museum
Photo of great Public park Sapokka in Kotka town, Finland.Sapokka
Katariina Seaside Park, Kotka, Kotkan–Haminan seutukunta, Kymenlaakso, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandKatariina Seaside Park‎
Moomin Museum, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandMoomin Museum
Botanic Garden of Turku, Ruissalo, Keskusta, Turku, Turun seutukunta, Southwest Finland, South-Western Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandBotanic Garden of Turku
Aboa Vetus Ars NovaAboa Vetus Ars Nova
The Old Great SquareOld Great Square
Adventure Park Seikkailupuisto, Kupittaa, Keskusta, Turku, Turun seutukunta, Southwest Finland, South-Western Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandAdventure Park Seikkailupuisto
Photo of the new sea museum Maritime Centre Vellamo in Kotka, Finland.Maritime Centre Vellamo
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge, Kotka, Kotkan–Haminan seutukunta, Kymenlaakso, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandLanginkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge
Building of Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, one of the the wooden house that survived the great fire of 1827 in Turku, FinlandLuostarinmäki
MobiliaMobilia
Näsi Park, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandNäsi Park
Photo of National Romantic granite building of Turku Art Museum, Finland.Turku Art Museum
Photo of Sibeliuksenpuisto, Kotka, Finland.Sibeliuksenpuisto
Vehoniemi Observation Tower, Kangasala, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandVehoniemi observation tower

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Day 1

Day 1 – Helsinki - arrival day

  • Helsinki - Arrival day
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  • Esplanadi park
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Say hello to Helsinki! Your exciting road trip through Finland is just about to start. Navigating the top places to see in the region is a breeze with a car. The rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for pickup upon your arrival in the city. You will stay in Helsinki for 3 nights before you continue your adventure!

Helsinki is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. If you arrive before check-in time or prefer to get started on your sightseeing right away, we recommend checking out Esplanadi park or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Helsinki. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in Finland. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the city.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Helsinki. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Renowned as a restaurant, it offers an exceptional menu. This restaurant consistently impresses guests, ensuring a memorable addition to your holiday. Nestled in the heart of the city, is an ideal choice for discerning foodies seeking culinary excellence. Enjoy a delicious meal at Lappi Ravintola, a top-rated dining destination in Helsinki. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Restaurant Vltava, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Löyly Helsinki. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Helsinki this evening.

Continue your lively evening at Base Bar, a perfect place for winding down or revving up the night, depending on which mood you’re in. One Pint Pub is another excellent bar that offers a great selection of drinks to suit any mood. If you prefer to go somewhere else, Liberty or Death ensures a night out tailored to your taste.

Raise a toast to the start of your 11-day road trip in Finland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Helsinki

  • Helsinki
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Drive 15 km, 2 hours 24 min

  • Sibelius Park
  • Sibelius Monument
  • Sea Life Helsinki
  • Korkeasaari Zoo
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Day 2 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Helsinki has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Helsinki by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Sibelius Park. This park is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 5,509 visitors.

When you’re finished at Sibelius Park, head to Sibelius Monument. This one-of-a-kind sculpture is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 6,019 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Sea Life Helsinki. This aquarium is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,139 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, then consider a visit to Korkeasaari Zoo. This zoo is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 12,452 visitors. Around 498,266 travelers visit Korkeasaari Zoo every year.

Don’t forget to check out all the popular tours and activities you can add to your travel plan. Finland is a beautiful travel destination that offers plenty of unique tours that will enhance your vacation experience. Explore and select your activities below.

As you explore more of Helsinki, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

Renowned as a restaurant, it offers an exceptional menu. This restaurant consistently impresses guests, ensuring a memorable addition to your holiday. Nestled in the heart of the city, is an ideal choice for discerning foodies seeking culinary excellence. Enjoy a delicious meal at Ravintola Nokka, a top-rated dining destination in Helsinki. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Hotel Kämp, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Ravintola Teerenpeli. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Helsinki this evening.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Kaisla, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Beaver Bar offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Helsinki. Praha is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

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Day 3

Day 3 – Helsinki

  • Helsinki
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Drive 6 km, 43 min

  • Kaivopuisto
  • Uspenski Cathedral
  • Market Square
  • Senate Square
  • Helsinki Cathedral
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On day 3 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Helsinki. You’ll stay in Helsinki for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Take the opportunity to see Kaivopuisto. This attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 6,621 visitors.

Uspenski Cathedral is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This eastern orthodox cathedral has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,146 travelers.

Helsinki is also the home of Kauppatori. Around 25,097 people have rated this market square an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Another place you’ll want to visit is Senate Square. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from a total of 18,455 reviews, a visit to this point of interest is a great idea.

This day of your vacation in Helsinki is also your chance to admire Helsinki Cathedral. This must-visit lutheran cathedral enjoys an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,211 reviews.

To do something one-of-a-kind on this day of your trip, you can join a tour. You can discover all of the most fun and eye-opening experiences in your destination below and secure your spot here.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Helsinki. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from previous guests, making it a must-visit addition to your holiday experience. This awardee is a highly recommended choice for an unforgettable meal. Make sure to reserve a table at Restaurant Pompier, an iconic dining spot in Helsinki. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Kappeli, a popular restaurant in Helsinki. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Restaurant Farang, a hidden gem nestled in Helsinki. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like The Riff, known for its lively atmosphere. Roasberg is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Finland!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Helsinki and Kotka

  • Kotka
  • Helsinki
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Drive 134 km, 2 hours 8 min

  • Ateneum
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
  • Finnish Museum of Natural History
  • Temppeliaukio Church
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On day 4 of your road trip in Finland, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Helsinki. In the evening, you’ll end up in Kotka, where you will stay for 1 night.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Kotka. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 39 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Ateneum. This art museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,449 visitors. Attracting more than 400,000 yearly visitors, it’s a top sight you don’t want to miss.

When you’re finished at Ateneum, head to Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. This one-of-a-kind museum is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars in 7,063 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Finnish Museum of Natural History. This natural history museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,155 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, then consider a visit to Temppeliaukio Church. This cave church is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 11,662 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Kotka, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Kotka. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from guests. As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Vausti, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Canttiini is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Keisarinsatama. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Kotka tonight.

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, Players Sports Bar stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Finland.

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Day 5

Day 5 – Kotka and Hämeenlinna

  • Southern Finland
  • Kotka
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Drive 202 km, 2 hours 47 min

  • Sibeliuksenpuisto
  • Katariina Seaside Park‎
  • Sapokka
  • Maritime Centre Vellamo
  • Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge
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Dive into day 5 of your remarkable road trip in Finland. Today you will explore Kotka, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Hämeenlinna. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Kotka, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Hämeenlinna. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 16 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Journey into the unknown at Sibeliuksenpuisto, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable park has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 590 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Katariina Seaside Park‎ is a recommended place to visit. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 2,357 reviews.

Another must-see attraction in Kotka is Sapokka. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,810 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Kotka offers an experience you will remember.

Maritime Centre Vellamo is another popular stop on travelers' itineraries in Kotka. This maritime museum promises memorable moments of exploring. Other travelers have rated this attraction 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,802 reviews.

Lastly, don't miss out on Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,703 local and international travelers, it's a popular place to visit.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Hämeenlinna, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

As you explore more of Hämeenlinna, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

Celebrated as a restaurant, it boasts an exceptional menu. This establishment consistently wows guests, making it a memorable stop during your holiday. Nestled in the city's heart, is a perfect choice for discerning cuisine enthusiasts seeking a new experience. Enjoy a sumptuous meal at Himalaya Kitchen Ravintola, a highly-rated dining destination in Hämeenlinna. If you're eager to try something different, consider Popino, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Miller's BBQ. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Hämeenlinna this evening.

Continue your lively evening at Olutravintola Birger, a perfect place for winding down or revving up the night, depending on which mood you’re in. Juliuksen Olohuone is another excellent bar that offers a great selection of drinks to suit any mood. If you prefer to go somewhere else, Voudin Kellari ensures a night out tailored to your taste.

Get a good night's sleep and look forward to another great day on the road in Finland!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Hämeenlinna, Raikku, Tiihala, and Tampere

  • Tampere
  • Raikku
  • Tiihala
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Drive 84 km, 1 hour 19 min

  • Vehoniemi automobile museum
  • Vehoniemi observation tower
  • Mobilia
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On day 6 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Finland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Raikku and Tiihala. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Tampere, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Raikku. This car ride takes around 44 min.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Vehoniemi automobile museum. This extraordinary automobile museum has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,012 visitors.

Next, make your way to Vehoniemi observation tower. This observation tower is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 177 reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Tiihala. This drive usually takes around 7 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Mobilia. This automobile museum is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 1,418 reviews.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Tampere. Tampere offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Tampere.

Make sure to book a table at Sailor's Bar & Grill, a popular restaurant in Tampere. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Tampere at Zeytuun, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Ravintola Coussicca. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Tampere tonight.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Thrasherie Bar, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Huurupiilo is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, Moro Sky Bar also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in Finland!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Tampere

  • Tampere
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Drive 5 km, 51 min

  • Pyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower
  • Särkänniemi
  • Näsi Park
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Day 7 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Tampere for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Pyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower. This much-appreciated cafe is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 6,011 reviews.

Next up is Särkänniemi. This amusement park has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 4,747 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Näsi Park. This park has been rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,304 reviews.

Immerse yourself in the local scene through top-rated tours and activities. You can choose from a wide variety of easy to challenging tours and easily add them to your travel package below.

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Tampere. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Dine in style at Café Pispala, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Tallipihan kahvila boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Kaffila. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Tampere.

Keep the excitement of the evening going by going to a bar or two. Bar K is an excellent place to start. You could also check out Kievari Kahdet Kasvot, offering a different kind of charm. A last recommendation for the day is Save File - Pelaajan Olohuone. This bar promises an enjoyable experience with tasty drinks and a vibrant setting.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day of your road trip in Finland!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Tampere and Turku

  • Turku
  • Tampere
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Drive 168 km, 2 hours 39 min

  • Finlayson Factory Area
  • Koskipuisto
  • Museum Centre Vapriikki
  • Moomin Museum
  • Hatanpää Park Arboretum
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 8 of your road trip in Finland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Tampere. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Turku. You will spend 2 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Set your GPS to Turku and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 55 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Turku beckons with new experiences!

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Finlayson Factory Area. Previous visitors have rated this sightseeing destination an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 4,941 reviews.

Koskipuisto is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This park is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 3,750 reviews.

Another attraction you won't want to miss is Museum Centre Vapriikki. This museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 5,742 reviews. Every year, around 185,000 travelers visit this site to discover its unique features.

Moomin Museum is another outstanding experience in Tampere. Around 2,381 travelers have rated this museum an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

If you long for more, Hatanpää Park Arboretum is not far away. This park is a lovely addition to your itinerary. Previous visitors have rated it an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 3,785 reviews.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Turku, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Turku's best restaurants.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Dine in style at Smör, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Panimoravintola Koulu boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Delhi Darbar. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Turku.

Explore the vibrant nightlife at Bar Edison after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments. Or, head to Rento for a great selection of flavorful drinks and a charming setting. Furthermore, Pikku Havanna is perfect for those looking to extend their night with a touch of local flavor.

Celebrate another amazing day of your road trip adventure in Finland!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Turku

  • Turku
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Drive 4 km, 45 min

  • Turku Cathedral
  • Old Great Square
  • Aboa Vetus Ars Nova
  • Adventure Park Seikkailupuisto
  • Kupittaa
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Day 9 of your road trip across Finland promises a magnificent time exploring Turku. You have 1 night left in Turku. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Make Turku Cathedral one of your first sightseeing stops in Turku. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,745 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Old Great Square is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This square is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,995 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Aboa Vetus Ars Nova. This museum has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,996 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to Adventure Park Seikkailupuisto. A trip to this popular sightseeing destination is also your opportunity to see if it lives up to the reputable 4.4 out of 5-star rating as given by 1,819 previous visitors.

Another top place to visit is Kupittaa. This district enjoys an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 4,520 local and international travelers.

You can learn more about Turku today by going on a tour. Turku offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites below.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Turku's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. This venue consistently impresses guests, making it a standout addition to your holiday plans. Located in the heart of the city, is an ideal pick for cuisine lovers seeking top-notch culinary experiences. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Viking Restaurant Harald, a top-rated dining spot in Turku. If you're in the mood for something new, try Restaurant Roster, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Blanko. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Turku.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Bar4. Alternatively, go to Uusi Apteekki Pub, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife. Similarly, Walo Rooftop Bar provides excellent drinks and a great atmosphere, ensuring a memorable night out.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Finland.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Turku, Jänessaari, and Helsinki

  • Helsinki
  • Turku
  • Jänessaari
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Drive 183 km, 2 hours 31 min

  • Turku Art Museum
  • Botanic Garden of Turku
  • Turku Castle
  • Luostarinmäki
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 10 of your road trip in Finland. Today, you will make 2 stops and experience some of the highlights of Turku and Jänessaari. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Helsinki, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

After soaking in Turku’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Helsinki. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 53 min. When you arrive in Helsinki, it's time to take a break from the road.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Turku Art Museum, a remarkable building where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,243 reviews. Each year, this popular place of interest welcomes approximately 80,848 visitors.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Turku Castle. This castle has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 8,724 travelers.

Luostarinmäki is another must-visit attraction. This renowned cup marked stones offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,736 travelers, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

When you arrive in Jänessaari, it's time to take a break from the road.

Kick off the day at Botanic Garden of University of Turku, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 2,325 reviews.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Helsinki, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Helsinki. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. This venue consistently impresses guests, making it a standout addition to your holiday plans. Located in the heart of the city, is an ideal pick for cuisine lovers seeking top-notch culinary experiences. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Bar Loose, a top-rated dining spot in Helsinki. If you're in the mood for something new, try Restaurant Merimakasiini, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Restaurant Elite. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Helsinki.

Head back to your accommodation in Helsinki and get some rest in preparation for another magical day of your road trip in Finland!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Helsinki - departure day

  • Helsinki - Departure day
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  • Kaisaniemi Park
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Day 11 of your road trip in Finland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Helsinki before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Make the most of your final day in Finland by visiting Helsinki’s iconic markets and shopping establishments. Your stay’s proximity to the city’s retail haven invites an unhurried and unforgettable exploration of its variety of stores and establishments. Secure the perfect souvenirs for your family and friends back home or buy yourself a remembrance of your amazing experience in Finland. Take home a piece of Finland with these souvenirs, keeping your adventures close.

Before you conclude your road trip in Finland, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Helsinki.

You’ll then say farewell to Helsinki. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Finland!

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