8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Turku
— 1 day
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kuusamo
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Turku

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 15th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Turku is an approximately 11-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for slightly colder days in Turku, with highs around 23°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches · Nature · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, hit the slopes at Ruka, and then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Turku in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kuusamo: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna vacation maker.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

2
nights
Koli National Park

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 18th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Koli National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
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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."