8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Helsinki

1
night
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 12th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Helsinki. January in Helsinki sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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nights
Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Bellevue Beach, then hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hanko trip planner .

Drive from Helsinki to Hanko in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Hanko can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rauma day trip planning website .

You can drive from Hanko to Rauma in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites
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The Old Town Hall Museum ©
The Old Town Hall Museum
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

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Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. On the 16th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Naantali online route planner .

You can drive from Rauma to Naantali in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Naantali can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Turku, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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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 17th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, then see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, and finally get great views at Radio and TV Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Porvoo trip planner .

You can drive from Naantali to Porvoo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Porvoo sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lahti, Hamina, Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, Church of Hollola, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Church of Hollola ©
Church of Hollola
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral ©

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