8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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2
nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo & Old Rauma). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planning site.

Nairobi, Kenya to Turku is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nairobi in August, things will get a bit cooler in Turku: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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3
nights
Helsinki

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

Plan trip to Helsinki with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."