8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Train
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kymi Church, walk around Riverside Park, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hevoshaan Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and finally take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kouvola trip tool.

Aberdeen, UK to Kouvola is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Aberdeen to Kouvola. In July in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, then explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then test your problem-solving skills at Makeitout.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa journey site.

Traveling by flight from Kouvola to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 22nd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Aleksanterin Kirkko, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere holiday maker app.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planning site.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally make a trip to Senate Square. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki visit planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."