8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Oulu
— 3 nights
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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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ljubljana to Helsinki. Traveling from Ljubljana in July, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then head outdoors with Lake Inari.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Inari tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in July, with highs in Inari at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

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

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online travel planner.

You can fly from Inari to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Oulu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Oulu

— 3 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 27th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and then stroll through Hupisaaret Park. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, and then stroll through Nallikari Beach.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 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."