8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + train:  6​h
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Lahti
— 1 night
train:  1​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 27th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planning site .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tampere is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tampere, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori trip app .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Pori to Mustasaari takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, stroll through Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, and then explore the activities along Pikku Vesijarvi.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lahti trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Mustasaari to Lahti with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Pikku Vesijarvi ©
Pikku Vesijarvi
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Head to Old Market Hall and Boss Shopfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, look for gifts at Marimekko, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hietalahti Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Lahti to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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