6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route builder

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Fly
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 23rd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, then shop like a local with Tikanoja Art Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa trip builder tool.

London, UK to Vaasa is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Vaasa reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then stroll through Yyteri Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Paavolan Tammi. Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the exciting artwork at Okra, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip site.

You can drive from Pori to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."