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

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Duration
11 days & 10 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
10 nights included
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11 days included
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Uncover the beauty of Finland on this 11-day relaxed road trip, journeying through Tampere, Hämeenlinna, Vantaa, Helsinki, Turku, Jänessaari, and Raikku. Unwind at your leisure on this self-drive vacation, discovering hidden gems and immersing yourself in the serene exploration.

This self-drive package allows you to travel through picture-perfect landscapes in Finland at a relaxed pace. Get a dose of comfort, fun, and recreation in Tampere, Hämeenlinna, Vantaa, Helsinki, Turku, Jänessaari, and Raikku. Make yourself at home at top-rated hotels and stay 4 nights in Tampere, 4 nights in Helsinki, and 2 nights in Turku. Finally, taste the local food and enjoy a refreshing drink at the most popular restaurants and bars along your road trip route in Finland.

Freedom of choice is key to a relaxing road trip in Finland. For your self-drive vacation, we’ll offer you a selection of the best rental vehicles with CDW insurance. Upon arrival in Tampere, you’ll collect your rental car of choice. From there, you’ll begin your 11-day journey across Finland and discover its unique culture, history, and diverse scenery.

Experience the essence of leisurely self-drive exploration across Finland with our handpicked selection of accommodations. From relaxed stays at renowned 5-star hotels offering magnificent views to comfortable 3-star options that cater to budget-conscious travelers, we ensure your journey is optimized for relaxation and comfort. Discover the perfect place to stay and unwind as you embark on a laid-back adventure in Finland.

We’ll introduce you to some of the best travel destinations in Finland. This relaxed road trip features the stunning Linnanmäki. Another highlight of this self-drive tour is the captivating Kauppatori.

Traveling leisurely through Finland means you could spend as much time as you want at the magnificent Senate Square. You’ll have plenty of time to take in each attraction's unique features, learn its unique history, and appreciate it to the fullest.

Enjoy strolling through Finland's shopping hotspots near your accommodation. Visit shops, discover the locals’ way of life, or try various specialties. Don't forget to bring home a piece of the country that will remind you of your relaxing vacation in Finland.

Between sightseeing, you can make the most of your downtime and join a popular tour in Finland. This relaxed road trip also gives you plenty of time to stroll through Finland's shopping hotspots. Through these experiences, you'll have plenty of opportunities to discover the locals’ way of life and soak in the rich cultural heritage of the Finland.

This self-drive vacation package includes everything you need for a stress-free, easy road trip through Finland. You’ll have a cozy place to stay for 10 nights, with a selection of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll also provide you with the best car rental you can use throughout the 11 days of your self-drive road trip in Finland. On top of all that, you also have the option to add flights to your travel plan and personalize each day of your itinerary by adding tours and tickets.

This self-drive package includes 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide. You can access the guide at any point of your journey through our mobile app, where you can also keep and organize your travel documents.

Spend an amazing 11-day vacation in Finland and get to know more about this fantastic destination. Choose your travel dates and plan a laid-back and relaxed road trip in Finland today!

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Flights, economy included
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
Hämeenlinna - city in FinlandSouthern Finland
Early autumn morning panorama of the Port of Turku, Finland, with Turku Castle at background.Turku / 2 nights
Vantaa - city in FinlandVantaa
Aerial view of the Tampere city at sunset. Tampella building. View over Tammerkoski river in warm sunlight.Tampere / 4 nights

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Attractions

Photo of Linnanmäki is Finland’s oldest and most popular amusement park, located in the Alppila quarter of Helsinki.Linnanmäki
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 people look at Dinosaur exhibition in Finnish Science Centre Heureka  in Vantaa. Heureka
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 National Museum of Finland ,Helsinki, Finland.National Museum of Finland
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
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
Amos RexAmos Rex
Vehoniemi Automobile Museum, Kangasala, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandVehoniemi automobile museum
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
Sipoonkorpi National Park, Sotunki, Hakunilan suuralue, Vantaa, Helsinki sub-region, Uusimaa, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandSipoonkorpi National Park
Adventure Park Seikkailupuisto, Kupittaa, Keskusta, Turku, Turun seutukunta, Southwest Finland, South-Western Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandAdventure Park Seikkailupuisto
Building of Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, one of the the wooden house that survived the great fire of 1827 in Turku, FinlandLuostarinmäki
Photo of aerial view of Aulanko Observation Tower among blue lakes and green forests, Hameenlinna, Finland.Aulanko Tower
Medieval Tampere cathedral in Finland (Finnish Tampereen tuomiokirkko, Swedish Tammerfors domkyrka) is a church in Tampere, Finland. The cathedral was built between 1902 and 1907.Tampere Cathedral
Näsi Park, Tampere, Tampereen seutukunta, Pirkanmaa, Western and Central Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandNäsi Park
The Artillery, Engineer and Signals Museum of Finland, Keskusta 1, Hämeenlinna, Hämeenlinnan seutukunta, Kanta-Häme, Southern Finland, Mainland Finland, FinlandThe Artillery, Engineer and Signals Museum of Finland

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Day 1

Day 1 – Tampere - arrival day

  • Tampere - Arrival day
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  • Näsi Park
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Your relaxed road trip through Finland starts when you reach the incredible city of Tampere, where you'll stay for 3 nights. You'll pick up your rental car in Tampere and begin your adventure in Finland.

Take the opportunity to see Näsi Park. This attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,319 visitors.

Find your way to your hotel in Tampere. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in Finland. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

When you're hungry and ready to take a break from your laid-back adventure, treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of the best restaurants in Tampere.

Savor the flavors at Vaakon Nakki, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Sailor's Bar & Grill beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Zeytuun. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Tampere tonight.

If you’re not yet ready to call it a night, head back out to celebrate your vacation with a drink. This is a great time to slow down, look back at your day, and raise a toast to your wonderful holiday in Finland.

To truly maximize your evening out, consider visiting Thrasherie Bar after dinner. This bar is known for offering some of the best drinks and vibes in the city. Alternatively, head to Huurupiilo, another bar with an inviting ambiance. Similarly, Moro Sky Bar also offers a great atmosphere, ensuring a night filled with enjoyment and relaxation.

Raise a toast as you look back into the highlights of today’s laid-back and relaxed road trip adventure in Finland. Enjoy your first taste of Tampere as you soak in the city’s unique vibe.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Tampere

  • Tampere
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Drive 5 km, 50 min

  • Finlayson Factory Area
  • Museum Centre Vapriikki
  • Tampere Cathedral
  • Moomin Museum
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Day 2 introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Tampere, further proving that leisurely self-drive tours in Finland are extraordinary.

Journey into the unknown at Finlayson Area, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 5,162 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Museum Centre Vapriikki is a recommended place to visit. This museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 6,185 reviews. Based on recent data, the attraction hosts 185,000 visitors per year.

Another must-see attraction in Tampere is Tampere Cathedral. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,575 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Tampere offers an experience you will remember.

Moomin Museum is another popular stop on travelers' itineraries in Tampere. This museum promises memorable moments of exploring. Other travelers have rated this attraction 4.4 out of 5 stars in 2,592 reviews.

Another way to make your easygoing and relaxed road trip in Finland more special is by joining unique tours and activities in Finland. Tampere offers a wide selection of experiences for every traveler.

When you’re not driving and exploring some of the best places in Finland, it’s time to make your relaxed road trip even more comforting. Sit down for a lovely meal at one of the best restaurants in Tampere.

Savor the flavors at Shanghai Chinese Restaurant, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Ravintola Coussicca beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Koskikeskus. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Tampere tonight.

If you feel like it, head out to a bar to celebrate another fantastic day in Tampere and take the pulse of the city’s nightlife. Enjoy the night without rushing to fully appreciate it.

Round off your dining experience by visiting Bar K, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of Kievari Kahdet Kasvot, a bar catering to every mood and preference. Save File - Pelaajan Olohuone likewise offers a unique atmosphere, perfect for a memorable night out.

Raise your glass to celebrate another day of your laid-back and relaxed road trip experience in Finland!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Tampere

  • Tampere
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Drive 11 km, 52 min

  • Särkänniemi
  • Pyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower
  • Hatanpää Park Arboretum
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Day 3 of your relaxed road trip through Finland means 24 hours of making the best memories in Tampere. So buckle up and prepare to be blown away by the city of Tampere!

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Särkänniemi. This amusement park is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 5,050 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Pyynikki Coffee Shop & Observation Tower. This cafe has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 6,254 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Hatanpää Park Arboretum. This park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,864 visitors.

Tours often allow you to see beyond what books and social media feature about Tampere, its culture, and people. So for a more meaningful travel experience in the city, we recommend you join one of the most popular tours available for your relaxed road trip across Finland.

After a laid-back day of exploring top attractions in the area, it’s an excellent idea to sit down for a lovely and peaceful dinner. We’ve collected the most recommended restaurants in the city for you, so you can check out the menus and make your reservation in advance.

This renowned restaurant holds and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. Make sure to reserve a table at Bar Inez, an iconic dining spot in Tampere. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Museokeskus Vapriikki, a popular restaurant in Tampere. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Café Pispala, a hidden gem nestled in Tampere. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Before calling it a day, visit one of the best bars in Tampere. There, you can look back on the highlights of today’s pleasant and invigorating travel experiences, have friendly conversations with locals, and unwind.

To truly maximize your evening out, consider visiting Alanya Bar after dinner. This bar is known for offering some of the best drinks and vibes in the city. Alternatively, head to Majava Baari Tampere, another bar with an inviting ambiance. Similarly, Pub Golden Monkey also offers a great atmosphere, ensuring a night filled with enjoyment and relaxation.

Grab a drink and enjoy every passing minute of this night of your relaxed road trip experience in Finland!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Tampere, Hämeenlinna, Vantaa, and Helsinki

  • Helsinki
  • Southern Finland
  • Vantaa
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Drive 227 km, 3 hours 30 min

  • Aulanko Tower
  • The Artillery, Engineer and Signals Museum of Finland
  • Heureka
  • Sipoonkorpi National Park
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Day 4 of your relaxed road trip across the beautiful country of Finland will take you on a self-paced journey to more than one incredible place in one day. See some of the best attractions in Finland, taste the most delectable foods and exquisite drinks, and make incredible memories as you go!

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Tampere and set your GPS to Hämeenlinna. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 1 hour. Upon reaching Hämeenlinna, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Aulanko Tower. This observation tower is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 1,662 reviews.

Next up, make your way to The Artillery, Engineer and Signals Museum of Finland. This museum has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,252 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Hämeenlinna, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Vantaa may take around 1 hour 9 min. Upon your arrival in Vantaa, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Take the opportunity to see Heureka. This attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 9,170 visitors.

Sipoonkorpi National Park is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This park has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,854 travelers.

After a day of exploration, relax at one of the top hotels or accommodations in Helsinki. Staying in the city enhances your laid-back road trip experience in Finland by offering a comfortable and welcoming environment to recharge in this charming destination.

When it’s time to eat, the city has a variety of restaurants and cuisines to suit your palate and complement your relaxed road trip experience. Take a leisurely walk around Helsinki, while looking for a place to eat. Or, check out our top recommendations and treat yourself to a nice meal.

Experience a harmony of flavors at Palace in Helsinki by securing a reservation in advance. Known for its 2-star Michelin status, Palace offers a delightful variety of dishes highlighting its delicious modern menu. If you're seeking an alternative culinary experience, be sure to explore Finnjävel Salonki, a highly recommended restaurant known for its enticing contemporary cuisine. This popular 1-star Michelin-awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Ready for another culinary adventure? Indulge your senses at Olo, a highly acclaimed restaurant celebrated for its exceptional modern menu.

After dinner, you can choose between heading back to your hotel to recharge, taking a leisurely stroll, or going out to a bar for a relaxed drink in great company.

Explore the vibrant nightlife at Base Bar after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments. Or, head to One Pint Pub for a great selection of flavorful drinks and a charming setting. Furthermore, Liberty or Death is perfect for those looking to extend their night with a touch of local flavor.

Raise your glass to celebrate another day of your laid-back and relaxed road trip experience in Finland!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Helsinki

  • Helsinki
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Drive 6 km, 43 min

  • Helsinki Cathedral
  • Senate Square
  • Market Square
  • Uspenski Cathedral
  • Kaivopuisto
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On day 5 of your leisurely self-drive tour across Finland, you’ll go deep into Helsinki, where you'll stay for 3 nights, and see some of the city’s unforgettable attractions. To learn more of the city's culture, you'll also dine at the most popular restaurants in Helsinki, and meet locals along the way!

Take the opportunity to see Helsinki Cathedral. This attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 11,060 visitors.

Senate Square is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This point of interest has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 19,379 travelers.

Helsinki is also the home of Kauppatori. Around 26,148 people have rated this market square an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Another place you’ll want to visit is Uspenski Cathedral. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from a total of 6,716 reviews, a visit to this eastern orthodox cathedral is a great idea.

This day of your vacation in Helsinki is also your chance to admire Kaivopuisto. This must-visit neighbourhood of helsinki enjoys an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 6,806 reviews.

Exploring one unique site after another provides you the much-needed variety during your leisurely self-drive tour across Finland. But to satisfy your curiosity or need for adventure, we recommend you add excursions in today’s agenda. You have a great selection of popular activities to choose from in Finland.

Exploring new places makes you hungry. Luckily, Helsinki has multiple restaurants that offer fantastic dining experiences to continue your laid-back and stress-free discovery of the city.

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Lappi Ravintola, a top-rated dining spot in Helsinki. If you're in the mood for something new, try Restaurant Vltava, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Ravintola Karl-Johan Oy. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Helsinki.

If you’re not yet ready to call it a night, head back out to celebrate your vacation with a drink. This is a great time to slow down, look back at your day, and raise a toast to your wonderful holiday in Finland.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Kaisla, known for its inviting atmosphere. Beaver Bar is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started. Similarly, Praha provides a great setting to enjoy the night away.

Grab yourself a drink and savor every moment of your relaxed road trip experience in Finland!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Helsinki

  • Helsinki
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Drive 12 km, 1 hour 56 min

  • Korkeasaari Zoo
  • Esplanadi park
  • Ateneum
  • National Museum of Finland
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Day 6 introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Helsinki, further proving that leisurely self-drive tours in Finland are extraordinary.

When you're ready to see some sights, Korkeasaari Zoo is a great place to start. This zoo is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 12,811 visitors. Korkeasaari Zoo attracts more than 498,266 visitors every year.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Esplanadi park. This park has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 12,380 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Ateneum. This site gets more than 400,000 visitors annually. The art museum has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,952 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting National Museum of Finland. This national museum is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 6,216 reviews. As a top-rated attraction, it's no surprise that 447,139 people visit National Museum of Finland every year.

Gain a one-of-a-kind experience on your unhurried and relaxed road trip across Finland by joining a traveler-approved tour in Helsinki. There are so many fun and eye-opening activities to try out in Helsinki that will make your slow-paced self-drive tour in Finland more memorable. Check out all the most recommended and top-rated tour options in the city of Helsinki to find the best options for you!

Mealtimes are the perfect opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture of Finland. When you're not appreciating the best places to visit in Helsinki, explore the city like a local by trying out the best restaurants in the area.

Don’t miss out on dining at Löyly Helsinki, a top-rated dining destination in Helsinki. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Ravintola Nokka, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Hotel Kämp. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Helsinki this evening.

Experience the amazing nightlife in Helsinki and unwind at the coolest bars in the city.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at The Riff, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Roasberg, a bar that offers unique local touches.

Toast to another unforgettable and relaxing road trip adventure in Finland!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Helsinki

  • Helsinki
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Drive 9 km, 33 min

  • Linnanmäki
  • Sibelius Monument
  • Sibelius Park
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Day 7 of your relaxed road trip through Finland means 24 hours of making the best memories in Helsinki. So buckle up and prepare to be blown away by the city of Helsinki!

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Linnanmäki. This amusement park is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Helsinki, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 26,571 visitors.

Sibelius Monument is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 6,272 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Sibelius Park. Visitors have rated this park an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 5,546 reviews.

Get a more in-depth understanding of Helsinki by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your relaxed road trip itinerary. Explore more of the city’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities.

When it’s time to eat, the city has a variety of restaurants and cuisines to suit your palate and complement your relaxed road trip experience. Take a leisurely walk around Helsinki, while looking for a place to eat. Or, check out our top recommendations and treat yourself to a nice meal.

Have a fantastic dining experience at Restaurant Olo, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Ravintola Teerenpeli offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Restaurant Pompier is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Helsinki.

As the day is coming to an end, stop at some of Helsinki’s best bars to celebrate this day of your slow-paced adventure in Finland.

Raise your glass in celebration of your freedom and relaxed road trip adventure in Finland!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Helsinki, and Turku

  • Turku
  • Helsinki
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Drive 169 km, 2 hours 20 min

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
  • Amos Rex
  • Finnish Museum of Natural History
  • Temppeliaukio Church
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Day 8 of your easy and relaxed road trip through Finland gives you the opportunity to travel leisurely and experience more than one place in one day. You will start your day by exploring some of the best sights in the city of Helsinki. By the end of the day, you’ll drive in the direction of the city of Turku, where you’ll stay at a top-rated hotel of your choice for 2 nights.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. This museum is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars in 7,331 reviews.

Continue your journey at Amos Rex. This art museum is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,844 travelers from near and far.

Helsinki is also the home of Finnish Museum of Natural History. This natural history museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 5,700 visitors.

You can continue your self-guided sightseeing tour at Temppeliaukio Church. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 12,801 visitors, a visit to this top sight is time well spent.

In the city of Turku, you’ll find plenty of stay options that will accommodate your need for rest and relaxation after spending your day on the road. Our top recommendations perfectly complement your relaxed road trip vacation in Finland.

Exploring the food culture in Turku offers you an exciting chance to connect with locals and experience diversity along your relaxed road trip. When you’re ready to eat, we recommend you visit one of the best dining spots in the city.

Experience a taste of Kaskis in Turku by booking a reservation in advance. Renowned for its 1-star Michelin distinction, Kaskis delights its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious modern cuisine. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Ravintola Masala, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Smör. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Turku this evening.

Hang out and unwind at some of the top bars in Turku.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Bar Edison, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, Rento offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out Pikku Havanna. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

Look back at an amazing day filled with adventure in Finland. And don’t forget to get some rest so you can continue your relaxed holiday in Finland tomorrow with new energy.

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Day 9

Day 9 – Turku, and Jänessaari

  • Turku
  • Jänessaari
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Drive 19 km, 53 min

  • Adventure Park Seikkailupuisto
  • Kupittaa
  • Luostarinmäki
  • Turku Castle
  • Botanic Garden of Turku
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On day 9 of your leisurely self-drive tour across Finland, you’ll go deep into Turku, where you'll stay for 1 night, and see some of the city’s unforgettable attractions. To learn more of the city's culture, you'll also dine at the most popular restaurants in Turku, and meet locals along the way!

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Adventure Park Seikkailupuisto. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,845 reviews.

Continue your journey at Kupittaa. This district is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,659 travelers from near and far.

Turku is also the home of Luostarinmäki. This cup marked stones has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,805 visitors.

You can continue your self-guided sightseeing tour at Turku Castle. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 9,121 visitors, a visit to this top sight is time well spent.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 9 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Finland. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Turku itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city.

Exploring the food culture in Turku offers you an exciting chance to connect with locals and experience diversity along your relaxed road trip. When you’re ready to eat, we recommend you visit one of the best dining spots in the city.

Make sure to book a table at Panimoravintola Koulu, a popular restaurant in Turku. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Alternatively, experience a taste of Turku at Delhi Darbar, 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 Viking Restaurant Harald. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Turku tonight.

Take a stroll around the area, head back to your accommodation for the night, or continue your evening at one of the best-rated bars in the city.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Bar4, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, Uusi Apteekki Pub offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out Walo Rooftop Bar. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

A leisurely self-drive holiday in Turku can’t get any better than this! Toast to another amazing day in Finland!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Turku, Raikku, and Tampere

  • Tampere
  • Turku
  • Raikku
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Drive 213 km, 2 hours 57 min

  • Turku Cathedral
  • Old Great Square
  • Aboa Vetus Ars Nova
  • Vehoniemi automobile museum
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Day 10 of your relaxed road trip across Finland promises an exciting agenda full of discovery. You’ll start your day in the city of Turku and drive in the direction of the village of Raikku for some laid-back sightseeing. You’ll end your day in the city of Tampere, where you’ll stay for 1 night.

Make Turku Cathedral one of your first sightseeing stops in Turku. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,025 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 2,058 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 2,116 visitors.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Raikku. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 12 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Journey into the unknown at Vehoniemi automobile museum, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable automobile museum has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,148 reviews.

When you’re not exploring beautiful places, you’ll have a relaxed time at Tampere. Here, you can choose from the best selection of hotels and places to stay as you get to know more about this spectacular city.

When you’re not driving and exploring some of the best places in Finland, it’s time to make your relaxed road trip even more comforting. Sit down for a lovely meal at one of the best restaurants in Tampere.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Tallipihan kahvila, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Scandic Tampere City? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Bistro Kattila as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Tampere.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Tampere.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at Pub Simon, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting.

Free your mind of worries as you enjoy the taste of freedom on your laid-back, relaxed road trip adventure across Finland.

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Day 11

Day 11 – Tampere - departure day

  • Tampere - Departure day
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  • Koskipuisto
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Day 11 of your relaxed road trip in Finland is your departure day. If you have a flight to catch, you’ll drop off your rental car well in advance before your departure. Choose a late flight to enjoy a stress-free last day in Tampere.

On your last day in Finland, take time to indulge in shopping at Tampere’s popular marketplace. Look for keepsakes or souvenirs to remind you of your trip.

If you'd rather pass the time visiting some attractions, this is your chance to go to places you may not have had the chance to explore yet.

One fantastic attraction you could visit on your last day in Tampere is the remarkable Koskipuisto. This park and popular place of interest has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 3,840 visitors.

Unwind and look back at the past 11 days of your relaxed road trip over a bite to eat. This is your chance to enjoy one last traditional meal in Tampere or just grab something light to keep you going.

This renowned restaurant holds and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine.

Give yourself enough time to wave goodbye to Tampere and begin your journey home. The unforgettable experiences you’ve collected along your 11-day relaxed road trip in Finland is a story you will tell for the rest of your life.

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