7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly

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Tampere

— 1 night

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 14th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planning site.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, things will get a bit cooler in Tampere: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 15th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, stroll through Yyteri Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pori trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 16th (Fri): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, browse the collection at Turku City Library, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Turku sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, walk around Lilla holmen, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn day trip planner.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in panoramic vistas at SkyWheel Helsinki, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."