8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Porvoo
Drive
3
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Mikkeli
Drive
6
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
7
Jyvaskyla
Drive
8
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
10
Lohja
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church and then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Milan in August, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

Porvoo

Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Porvoo visit website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for Kotka on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Kotka

— 1 day
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 21st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo and then examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Kotka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Kotka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 22nd (Sun), soothe aching muscles at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta online tour planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Spas
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:
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Mikkeli

Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli road trip tool.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will leave for Kuopio on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio holiday planner.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Kuopio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jyvaskyla vacation website.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuopio in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Jyvaskyla, with lows of 10°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Tampere sightseeing planner.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get all the equipment you need at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lohja.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

Lohja

Lohja is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region. For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lohja road trip site.

Getting from Turku to Lohja by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lohja can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lohja

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the next day, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and then contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

Make your Helsinki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Lohja to Helsinki in an hour. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."