8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive
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Joensuu
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly

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Joensuu

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Koli National Park (Rasavaara Observation tower, Ukko-Koli Hill, &more).

Plan a Joensuu trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Helsinki

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.
Kids will enjoy Temppeliaukio Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki route planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Naantali.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Naantali

Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, and then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Naantali attractions planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Naantali in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Naantali can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Naantali

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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1
night
Vaasa

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

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa journey builder tool.

Getting from Naantali to Vaasa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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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."