6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
day
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 8th (Mon): admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip website .

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Newark in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market

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 9th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tampere holiday planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stroll through Kirjurinluoto, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pori online route planner .

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 11th (Thu), wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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