8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Phoenix
Fly:  18​h 30​min
Porvoo
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Nurmes
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Phoenix

1
day
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and then contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Porvoo holiday planner.

Phoenix, USA to Porvoo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Phoenix to Porvoo due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in July; daily highs in Porvoo reach 70°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nurmes.

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#Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

3
days
Nurmes

Nurmes ©
Nurmes is a town and municipality of Finland.It was located in the former province of Eastern Finland until 2010 and is now in the North Karelia region. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pielisen Museum and Nurmes Church. Visiting Venajanhiekka and Ukko-Koli Hill will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Nurmes side-trips: Kainuun Vaellustalli (in Sotkamo) and Pielinen (in Koli National Park).

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nurmes trip itinerary planning app .

Explore your travel options from Porvoo to Nurmes with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Nurmes are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Nurmes

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Venajanhiekka, Pielisen Museum, Kainuun Vaellustalli
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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hours
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Nurmes to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

#Wildlife, #Parks
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo.

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Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
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