8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, stroll around Kupittaa Park, then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, then get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, then admire the natural beauty at Turku University Botanical Garden, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

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Atlanta, USA to Turku is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Atlanta in June, with highs in Turku at 64°F and lows at 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

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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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

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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 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."