8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Berlin

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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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder website.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Helsinki is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Imatra

— 1 night
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Tainionkosken Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, and then see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Imatra road trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Imatra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Imatra are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then see the interesting displays at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kouvola trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Imatra to Kouvola in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Turku

— 1 night
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 28th (Wed): trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku travel planning tool.

Getting from Kouvola to Turku by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 29th (Thu), see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and then stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

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."