8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Rauma
— 1 night
Drive
4
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
On the 26th (Mon), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Turku

— 1 night
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 27th (Tue): trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary website.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Rauma

— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rauma trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Pori online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Pori in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. July in Pori sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): examine the collection at Postal Museum, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then stop by Hameenkatu.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online road trip planner.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

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."