8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— Few hours
Train
2
Turku
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mariehamn
— 1 night
Fly to Turun lentoasema, Bus to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— Few hours
Train
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Kouvola
— Few hours
Drive

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Helsinki

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku vacation maker app.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:

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Mariehamn

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 21st (Sun), walk around Lilla holmen, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn online road trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Turku to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere travel planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Tampere by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 23:

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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then explore the activities along Pielinen, and finally stroll through Paha-Koli Hill.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna route maker app.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta itinerary tool.

Take a train from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll set off for Kouvola on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 26th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kouvola holiday website.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

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."