8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to VMB Fishing in Salo (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Bike Rental - by Carfield, and brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Turku road trip planning tool.

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from London in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Turku, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."