8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Drive to Memmingen Allgau Airport, Fly to Turku
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and Nagu Church. You'll explore and learn at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Louhisaari Manor. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Old Rauma in Rauma, approximately Rauma away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, stroll around Kultaranta Garden, admire the local landmark of Harmonia, and trek along The Archipelago Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Munich, Germany to Turku is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Munich in June, with highs in Turku at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, stroll around Lilla holmen, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Mariehamn planning app.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Aalto House will appeal to history buffs. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala), Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

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."