8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Turku
— 1 night
Fly
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary maker app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Turku is an approximately 12-hour flight. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Turku, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Ruka and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Turku to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in August, expect nights in Kuusamo to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Koli National Park

— 1 night
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 16th (Fri): trek along Ukko-Koli Hill and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki route planner.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · 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."