8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
3
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Rome

2
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.
On the 1st (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday maker site .

Rome, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be a bit cooler, around 13°C, while days are much colder, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 4th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Naantali.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

1
night
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Kultaranta Garden, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, and finally get your game on at Moomin World.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Naantali trip builder site .

Naantali is just a short distance from Turku. In August in Naantali, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Naantali

Neighborhoods Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Naantali Church ©
Naantali Church

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll through Kirjurinluoto, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pori trip builder .

Getting from Naantali to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

2
nights
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 7th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

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Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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