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 your bearings 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 · Spas

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 Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Pack the 15th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki journey website.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 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

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."