7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Train
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Turku
— 1 night
Bus
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Pori
— 1 night
Train
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kallio Church and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Visit Cathedral of St Henry and Sederholm House (Sederholmin Talo) for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Hietaniemi Cemetery and see the interesting displays at Military Museum of Manes.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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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 22nd (Sun): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then pause for some serene contemplation at Martinkirkko, and then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Spas · Historic Sites
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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 23rd (Mon), stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach and then admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pori journey website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks
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Tampere

— 2 nights

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 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko and then pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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."