8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Espoo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

3
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.
Visit Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Fortress of Suomenlinna for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Lohja to see Aurlahti Beach about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Aurlahti Beach
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
night
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 6th (Fri): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Nuuksio National Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Linna Golf & Country Club and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Espoo road trip website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Espoo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Espoo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja, Linna Golf & Country Club
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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