7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Tampere
— 1 night

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then make a trip to SkyWheel Helsinki. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, wander the streets of Katajanokka, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, thenhave fun and explore at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, thenlearn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Mariehamn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

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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 7th (Wed), examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thencontemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. On the next day, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, thenlearn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku tour planning app.

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, thenstroll through Yyteri Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pori road trip planning site.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenexamine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally see the interesting displays at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tampere planner.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia
Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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