7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Turku
— 1 night
Fly to Riga International Airport, Drive to Riga

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Popular historic sites such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Runeberg Park & Porvoo Old Town). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Katajanokka, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online vacation planner.

Riga, Latvia to Helsinki is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 26th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

Start your trip to Tampere by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 27th (Thu), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then stroll through Yyteri Beach, then head outdoors with Yyterin Nakotorni, and finally steep yourself in history at Palace of Junnelius. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then delve into the distant past at The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koylion Kirkkokari, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Koylio Church.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pori itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Turku

— 1 night
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 29th (Sat): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Turku Biological Museum, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku tour site.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."