8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Pack the 3rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

Weston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Weston in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Fri), trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors
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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."