8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— Few hours
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
5
Oulu
— 1 night
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
7
Kajaani
— 1 night
8
Viitasaari
— 1 night

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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 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip tool.

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Sat), examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, have fun at Adventure Park, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, thengain insight at Turku Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku journey planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kylamaki Village of Living History ©
Kylamaki Village of Living History

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, thenwalk around Kirjurinluoto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pori trip app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 10th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

Find out how to plan Vaasa trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stroll around Hupisaaret Park, walk around Ainolan Puisto, thenexamine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

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

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, thenenjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, thenmake a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planner.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Nature Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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Kajaani

Kajaani ©
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 13th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paltaniemi Church, explore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins, get great views at Vuokatinvaara, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Kajaani Church, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Per Brahe.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kajaani online trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kajaani by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Viitasaari.

Things to do in Kajaani

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paltaniemi Church, Vuokatinvaara
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Paltaniemi Church ©
Paltaniemi Church
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins

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Viitasaari

Viitasaari
Viitasaari is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Central Finland region. On the 14th (Fri), hit the slopes at Sahis Aki resort and then look for gifts at Nestori.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Viitasaari sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Kajaani to Viitasaari in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Viitasaari can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Viitasaari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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