8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Helsinki
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Helsinki

— 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder site.

Austin, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Austin to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Austin in October: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 48°F and lows are around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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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."