8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Your inner history buff will appreciate Helsinki Cathedral and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, stop by Artisaani, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online travel planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in July, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 14th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Photographic Centre Peri, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then stroll through The Archipelago Trail. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and then contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turku tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Trails Museums

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

Similar Plans

12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, teens, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, teens, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Finland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans