8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Lisbon

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 19th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Lisbon to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in September, you will find days in Helsinki are colder (19°C), and nights are a bit cooler (8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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hours
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Thu), look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pori.

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#Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla.

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You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Rauma.

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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum, examine the collection at Bonk Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Koylion Kirkkokari.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rauma driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Rauma takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

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Uusikaupunki, Koylion Kirkkokari
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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night
Turku

Turku ©
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 24th (Mon): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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