8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
3
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
4
Seinajoki
— 1 night
Drive
5
Noormarkku
— 1 night
Drive
6
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
7
Tampere
— 1 day
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Edinburgh

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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.
On the 23rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

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Imatra

— 1 night
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 25th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, head off the coast to Malonsaari, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Imatra trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Imatra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Imatra sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the striking features of Kuokkalan kartano and then hike along Nyrolan luontopolku.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla route planner.

Drive from Imatra to Jyvaskyla in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seinajoki.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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Seinajoki

— 1 night
Seinäjoki is a city located in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lakeuden Risti Church, get your bearings at Seinajoki Library, then get outside with Wallsports Areena Seinajoki, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Duudsonit Activity Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seinajoki trip app.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Seinajoki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Noormarkku.

Things to do in Seinajoki

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Noormarkku

— 1 night
Noormarkku is a former municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and was part of the Satakunta region. On the 28th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Noormarkku day trip website.

You can drive from Seinajoki to Noormarkku in 2.5 hours. June in Noormarkku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Noormarkku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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 29th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Noormarkku to Turku takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
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Tampere

— 1 day

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Finland travel guide

4.2
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."