8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuopio
Drive:  2​h
1
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Kuopio

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Joensuu is known for shopping, parks, museums, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, steep yourself in history at Uhrihalkeama, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Joensuu holiday site .

Kuopio to Joensuu is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In August, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

3
nights
Helsinki

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Helsinki. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

1
night
Naantali

Naantali
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. On the 16th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, and then get your game on at Moomin World.

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Getting from Helsinki to Naantali by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Naantali are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Naantali

Theme Parks Fun & Games Trails

Side Trip

Bike Rental - by Carfield
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1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Terranova and then explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Naantali to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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