8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive

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Helsinki

— 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 31st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker.

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kouvola: Kotka (Riverside Park & Sapokka Water Garden). Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and examine the collection at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Kouvola sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can fly to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 7th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Getting from Kouvola to Turku by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

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."