8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

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

Istanbul, Turkey to Kimito Island is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Kimito Island. Traveling from Istanbul in July, things will get little chillier in Kimito Island: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks 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), contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku online vacation builder .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 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

Historic Sites Museums
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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), take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House. On the next day, examine the collection at Villa Mairea, then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori day trip site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 20th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Pori to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough 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

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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.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker site .

Fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to 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 ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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