8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Vientiane
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Vientiane

4
days
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.
Pack the 2nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday maker .

Vientiane, Laos to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vientiane to Helsinki is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Vientiane in July, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around 25°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
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Rock Church
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Helsinki Cathedral

2
days
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 5th (Thu): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online travel route planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

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Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
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Turku Cathedral
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