8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Puumala
— 1 night
Drive
3
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
5
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Rauma
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Paris

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Market Square Kauppatori and Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary builder website.

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Paris to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Puumala.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums
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Puumala

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Lietvesi Scenic Road and then cruise along Lake Saimaa.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Puumala trip site.

Getting from Helsinki to Puumala by car takes about 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Puumala can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Puumala

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for gifts at Punnitse & Saasta and then hike along Nyrolan luontopolku.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla travel route builder site.

Getting from Puumala to Jyvaskyla by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Shopping · Trails · Outdoors
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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.
On the 10th (Tue), trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Rauma

— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rauma trip tool.

You can drive from Pori to Rauma in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Rauma, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Shopping
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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."