8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Turku
— 1 night
Fly
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
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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 30th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku travel planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Turku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zurich in July: high temperatures in Turku hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Kouvola.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): examine the collection at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and then look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Turku to Kouvola by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Helsinki

— 4 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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki online trip maker.

Getting from Kouvola to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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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."