8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul
Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Istanbul

1
day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island route planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Kimito Island is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Istanbul to Kimito Island, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in July; daily highs in Kimito Island reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 17th (Tue), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 18th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, thentake an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally examine the collection at Marela Museum House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at Villa Mairea, thenstroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pori tour planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thenstep off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip planning app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Pori to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thenbrowse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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