8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Savonlinna

— 1 day
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning site.

Helsinki to Savonlinna is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then stop by Hameenkatu.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 1st (Wed): learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally make a trip to Naantali Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle and then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Helsinki

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Porvoo and The National Museum of Finland. The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, stop by Katajanokka, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Helsinki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."