8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Petajavesi
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Petajavesi
— 1 day
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Petajavesi

— 1 day
Petäjävesi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland, next to Jyväskylä and is part of the Central Finland region. On the 5th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Keuruu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Church of Keuruu, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Petajavesi Old Church.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Petajavesi trip planner.

Orlando, USA to Petajavesi is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Orlando to Petajavesi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in June, things will get colder in Petajavesi: highs are around 65°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Petajavesi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and then look for gifts at Keittioelamaa. On the next day, browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Tampere online trip maker.

Drive from Petajavesi to Tampere in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Turku

— 1 night
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 8th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kamppi Shopping Centre and TeeMaa Tea House. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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."

Southwest Finland travel guide

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Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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