7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On your second day here, stroll through Nuuksio National Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 6th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 7th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Pori online route planner .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 8th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planning website .

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 9th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Tampere tour site .

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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