8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Pori
3
Pori
— 1 day
Drive
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Ostrava Leos Janáček Airport

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Helsinki

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Ostrava, Czech Republic to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ostrava in July, you will find days in Helsinki are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 11th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Helsinki, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kuusamo, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Pori takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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2
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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Hiidenvuori.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Pori to Kouvola takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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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."