8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Newark

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, walk around The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder app.

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Helsinki is 7 hours. When traveling from Newark in October, plan for colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 48°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 18th (Fri), hike along The Archipelago Trail, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku route builder site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Adventure Park ©
Adventure Park

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