8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

Koli National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally view the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip maker site.

Getting from Koli National Park to Savonlinna by car takes about 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 10th (Tue): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku vacation website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

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."