8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip maker.

Oulu to Helsinki is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then walk around Kupittaa Park, then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Turku tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:

Tampere

— 2 nights

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 17th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally see the interesting displays at Suomen Pelimuseo.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tampere day trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and then trek along Makravaara Hill.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

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."