8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lugano
Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
1
Kouvola
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 45 min
End: Lugano

1
day
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola day trip tool.

Lugano, Switzerland to Kouvola is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lugano in August; daily highs in Kouvola reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Turku road trip tool.

Getting from Kouvola to Turku by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
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 16th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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