7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Pori
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  4​h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 18th (Sun), shop like a local with Pori Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, then examine the collection at Villa Mairea, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pori trip planner .

London, UK to Pori is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Pori at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Rosenlew Museum ©
Rosenlew Museum

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kobba Klintar, then contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Pori to Mariehamn takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

1
night
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 20th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Turku tour planning app .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island day trip planning app .

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

2
nights
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 22nd (Thu): explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Johannes Church, then contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online holiday planner .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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