8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to Charlotte

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker website.

Charlotte, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. When traveling from Charlotte in September, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
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Turku

— 1 night
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 27th (Thu): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku road trip site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mustasaari online travel route planner.

You can drive from Turku to Mustasaari in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In September, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."