7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Vilnius

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Visit The Aalto House and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna for their historical value. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip maker app.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally contemplate the long history of Koylion Kirkkokari. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Kirjurinluoto, then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pori travel planning tool.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Pori sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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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 14th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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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."