8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Helsinki

— 6 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Turku Castle and Mannerheim Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Turku (Ett Hem Museum, Archangel Michael's church, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Canberra, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Canberra to Helsinki. Traveling from Canberra in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Helsinki, with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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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."