8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  8​h
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Rauma
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Porvoo
— Few hours
bus:  45​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
6
Espoo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Frankfurt

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
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 23rd (Tue): explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To find out how to plan a trip to Turku, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rauma road trip site .

Drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Old Town Hall Museum ©
The Old Town Hall Museum

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 22nd (Mon), look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip site .

Getting from Rauma to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Tampere

Childrens Museums Museums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

few
hours
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Porvoo driving holiday planner.

Drive from Tampere to Porvoo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Porvoo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in nature's colorful creations at Observatory Hill Park, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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night
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. On the 26th (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Nuuksio National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Espoo road trip planner.

Espoo is just a short distance from Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Nature Parks Museums
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art ©
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Espoo Cathedral ©
Espoo Cathedral

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