6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Helsinki

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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.
On the 15th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and then explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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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 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner .

Take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pori day trip app .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 19th (Fri), browse the collection at Turku City Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally examine the collection at Turku Biological Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku online trip maker .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then walk around Lilla holmen, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn travel route tool .

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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