8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Helsinki
— Few hours
2
Turku
— Few hours
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Vaasa
— Few hours
5
Oulu
— 1 night
6
Kemi
— Few hours
7
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
8
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
9
Jyvaskyla
— Few hours
10
Lahti
— 1 night
11
Helsinki
— 1 day

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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.
For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation planner.

If you are flying in from Latvia, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will leave for Turku on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Outdoors Museums
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Turku Castle as well as Turku Cathedral. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): gain insight at Turku Cathedral and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku vacation planning app.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pori online visit planner.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

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

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Vaasa

Vaasa
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vaasa online trip builder.

Getting from Pori to Vaasa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will leave for Oulu on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Outdoors Museums
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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 10th (Mon): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, walk around Hupisaaret Park, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Oulu day trip planner.

Drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 10th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kemi itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 11th (Tue), make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, thenHead underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Rukaland has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, thenidentify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo, thenrelax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of Ruka Safaris Ltd - Day Tours, get outside with Karhunkierros, thenrelax and rejuvenate at Rukaland, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo trip planning website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm
Rukaland ©
Rukaland

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen Luontopolku.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip maker tool.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Jyvaskyla in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks
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Tourujoen Luontopolku ©
Tourujoen Luontopolku

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Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 14th (Fri), admire the striking features of Lahti City Hall, see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, thentake in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Lahti by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Church of Hollola
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Ristinkirkko ©
Ristinkirkko
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
Church of Hollola ©
Church of Hollola

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 15th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thendon't miss a visit to Senate Square, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning app.

Getting from Lahti to Helsinki by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Senate Square ©
Senate Square

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