8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. On the next day, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kuusisto Bishop's Castle.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Turku holiday planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Turku is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in September; daily highs in Turku reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Beaches

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Pack the 15th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
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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."