8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Chennai (Madras)
Fly:  15​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— Few hours
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Chennai (Madras)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online driving holiday planner .

Chennai (Madras), India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Chennai (Madras) to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Chennai (Madras) in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

2
days
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pori trip builder app .

Getting from Helsinki to Pori by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

1
day
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 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

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#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

few
hours
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 15th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

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Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Nature, #Adventure, #Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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