8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Istanbul
Fly:  7​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  8​h
Istanbul

3
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.
Pack the 21st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in November, expect nights in Helsinki to be colder, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 22nd (Thu), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku road trip app .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 23rd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pori road trip planner .

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

2
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Spy Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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