7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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), get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyWheel Helsinki. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, visit Katajanokka, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning website.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°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

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

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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, then have fun and explore at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, then learn 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 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Childrens Museums

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

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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.
On the 7th (Wed), examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then get 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, then learn 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 23°C during the day and 12°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

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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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, then stroll 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 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

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, then examine 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 train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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