8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Mustasaari
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Lahti
— 1 night
train:  1​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  15​h 30​min
End: Durham

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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 7th (Wed), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mustasaari visit planner.

Durham, USA to Mustasaari is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Durham to Mustasaari, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in August, expect nights in Mustasaari to be slightly colder, around 50°F, while days are much colder, around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 8th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pori travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Pori takes 3 hours. August in Pori sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Pori

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and then examine the collection at Lahti Art Museum.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Lahti online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Lahti takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In August in Lahti, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Old Market Hall. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, stop by Marimekko, stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Lahti to Helsinki in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping

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Flamingo Entertainment Centre
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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