8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h
End: Vancouver

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.
Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Norman Travels will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki visit website .

Vancouver, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Helsinki. Traveling from Vancouver in October, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Turku holiday site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 6th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Pori online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Pori sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mustasaari trip maker app .

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. October in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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