8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip app.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Helsinki. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Rental - by Carfield, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planning website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna road trip app.

Fly from Turku to Savonlinna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Koli National Park

— 1 night
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): hike along Akka-Koli Hill and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In September in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planning app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.