8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Espoo
Drive
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Helsinki
Fly
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly
6
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive
7
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and then walk around The Esplanadi Park.

Make your Helsinki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Bordeaux, France to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bordeaux to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Helsinki is little chillier than Bordeaux - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Espoo

Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): walk around Nuuksio National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Espoo online trip itinerary maker.

Espoo is just a stone's throw from Helsinki. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:
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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.
To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Espoo to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation builder website.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. You will leave for Rovaniemi on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Santa Claus Village and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rovaniemi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in September, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Porvoo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop and then steep yourself in history at Castle Hill. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Porvoo travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Porvoo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in September, expect nights in Porvoo to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 18°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route builder app.

Getting from Porvoo to Helsinki by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:
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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."