8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Beziers

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Beziers, France to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Beziers to Helsinki is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Beziers in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Vaasa tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Vaasa are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly to Kouvola.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori and then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Kouvola takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Kouvola sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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."