8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
Akaslompolo
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Mustasaari
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 1 night
+2
train + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
End: Warsaw

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church and then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

Warsaw, Poland to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Warsaw to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Warsaw in October, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
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 2nd (Fri): explore the galleries of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, see the interesting displays at Turku Biological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

few
hours
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Turku in November; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach -3°C and lows reach -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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hours
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 4th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mustasaari vacation planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Mustasaari in 9 hours. Another option is to fly. In November, Mustasaari is a bit warmer than Akaslompolo - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pori online travel planner .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Pori in 3 hours. November in Pori sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

#Shopping, #Beaches, #Parks
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Porin Kauppahalli ©
Porin Kauppahalli
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Spy Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere holiday planner.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spy Museum ©
Spy Museum
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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