8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
ferry:  1​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kimito Island
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Kiruna

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 outdoors at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Korkeasaari Zoo. Popular historic sites such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Rock Church are in your itinerary. Pack the 10th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki route builder app .

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 2-hour ferry ride. You can also fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 11th (Wed), explore the galleries of Turku Castle, get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along The Archipelago Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turku tour itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 13th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally head outdoors with Kuuskajaskari.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rauma trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Rauma in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum

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