8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Suomussalmi
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Suomussalmi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Alavus
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 2 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 landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park.

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Tucson, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 9 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Tucson in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Suomussalmi

— 1 night
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Suomussalmen Kotiseutumuseo and then make a trip to The Silent People.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Suomussalmi road trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Suomussalmi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa day trip planner.

Drive from Suomussalmi to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Vaasa are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. You'll set off for Alavus on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Alavus

— 1 night
Alavus is a municipality of Finland. For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Alavus tour planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Alavus in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 50°F. You will leave for Turku on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Alavus

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Turku vacation site.

You can drive from Alavus to Turku in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

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."