8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  19​h 45​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark


Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 16th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along The Archipelago Trail, learn more about the world around you at Biological Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary maker.

Newark, USA to Turku is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In September, Turku is a bit cooler than Newark - with highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park


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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Nykytaiteen Museo) and Kansallisgalleria. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, shop like a local with K-market Hakaniemi, and explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann's Department Store.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum