8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Buffalo


2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 26th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turku attractions planner .

Buffalo, USA to Turku is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Buffalo to Turku due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Buffalo in August, with highs in Turku at 68°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
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.
Pack the 30th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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