7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + train:  8​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tampere sightseeing planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you will find days in Tampere are little chillier (23°C), and nights are cooler (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 6th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pori day trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Tampere to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
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 7th (Wed): make a trip to Naantali Old Town, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Turku day trip planner .

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 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Temppeliaukion Church and Cathedral of Porvoo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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