8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary planning website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, Helsinki is slightly colder than Zurich - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
On the 27th (Mon), have fun at Adventure Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games
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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."