8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
4
Turku
— 3 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church, then steep yourself in history at Sederholm House (Sederholmin Talo), and finally stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, and then explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip builder.

Budapest, Hungary to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in April, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

Imatra

— 1 night
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko, then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Imatra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 3:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna travel route site.

Getting from Imatra to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 3 — 4:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Abo Akademi and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum and Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Rauma (The Old Town Hall Museum & Marela Museum House). And it doesn't end there: stroll through The Archipelago Trail, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, enjoy some diversion at Flowpark Turku, and grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Savonlinna to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 7:

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."