7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— Few hours
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rauma
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
4
Pori
— Few hours
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Kokkola
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Hameenlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Porvoo
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
9
Helsinki
— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online holiday planner .

Tampa, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Tampa to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tampa in September, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 61°F and 45°F. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle and then gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. September in Turku sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rauma planning app .

Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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Pori

Pori
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pori day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Pori takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Pori sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 45°F at night. You'll set off for Vaasa on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Pori

Parks Nature Museums
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Vaasa route planner.

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Vaasa sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kokkola road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Kokkola takes 2 hours. In September in Kokkola, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
K.H. Renlund Museum ©
K.H. Renlund Museum

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Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll around Aulanko, then explore the galleries of Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, and then explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hameenlinna trip maker .

Getting from Kokkola to Hameenlinna by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in September, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Aulanko ©
Aulanko
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius ©
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
Hame Castle ©
Hame Castle

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 25th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Porvoo travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Hameenlinna to Porvoo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites
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Castle Hill ©
Castle Hill

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary planning app .

Getting from Porvoo to Helsinki by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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