8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Lieksa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, trek along The Archipelago Trail, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Trails Parks Outdoors
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa visit planner .

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. On the 1st (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill and then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill. On your second day here, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lieksa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Lieksa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Lieksa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Get some historical perspective at Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app .

Explore your travel options from Lieksa to Helsinki with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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