7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip builder

©
Make it your trip
Drive
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Pori
Drive
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kokkola
— 1 night
+2
Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Porvoo
6
Porvoo
— 1 day
Drive

S M T W T F S
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28

Turku

— 1 night
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 22nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and finally get advice or help at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally get your game on at Moomin World.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku travel itinerary planner.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planning tool.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in September, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Pori vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Pori are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Vaasa are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Kokkola

— 1 night
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kokkola online road trip planner.

Drive from Vaasa to Kokkola in 2 hours. September in Kokkola sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 42°F at night. You'll set off for Porvoo on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Porvoo

— 1 day
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Porvoo trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kokkola to Porvoo. In September in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."