8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 19th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get advice or help 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 step into the grandiose world of Kuusisto Bishop's Castle.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip builder site.

Cairo, Egypt to Turku is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo in September, expect Turku to be colder, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Outdoors

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) 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 · 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."