7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Drive + Fly:  20​h
1
Vaasa
— Few hours
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Raleigh

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa travel itinerary planner.

Raleigh, USA to Vaasa is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Raleigh to Vaasa. Traveling from Raleigh in August, you will find days in Vaasa are much colder (67°F), and nights are slightly colder (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pori online visit planner .

Getting from Vaasa to Pori by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Pori sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Turku journey planner.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

3
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.
On the 6th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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