8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planner.

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Newark in October: highs in Helsinki hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: 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 traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planning tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. 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 Trails Outdoors
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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