8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Turku
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 5 nights

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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.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, admire the natural beauty at Turku University Botanical Garden, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

Helsinki

— 5 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: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki visit planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 23:

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."