8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Koli National Park
— 1 night
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 2 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder.

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in August, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): trek along Paha-Koli Hill, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, thentrek along Ukko-Koli Hill, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park road trip site.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, thenexamine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

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Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 12th (Wed), grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thenget engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, thentake an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Turku road trip site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Turku in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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