8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Train to Helsinki, Fly to Paris



— 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.
Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. 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 Paris in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
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Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kouvola in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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— 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 21st (Wed): trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Kouvola to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the galleries of Sarkanniemi Theme Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
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Finland travel guide

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."