8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 9th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turku journey planner.

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Turku. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Toronto in August, with highs in Turku at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

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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 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip tool.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Temppeliaukio Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, head outdoors with Haagan Alppiruusupuisto, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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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."