8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
1
Turku
— 1 day
Drive
2
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Turku

— 1 day
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 11th (Sun): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku day trip site.

Tallinn, Estonia to Turku is an approximately 5-hour car ride. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Kotka

— 3 nights
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Kouvola (Repovesi National Park, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around Riverside Park, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

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

Getting from Turku to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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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 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

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

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping
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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."