8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Ben Gurion International Airport, Fly to Turku
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Turku
— 1 night
Fly
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 1 day
Fly
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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): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Turku online vacation planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Turku is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Jerusalem in August, expect Turku to be colder, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): hit the slopes at Ruka and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Turku in August: highs in Kuusamo hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Inari

— 1 day
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 16th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Inari tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

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): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha and then examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."