8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online day trip planner .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from London to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 8°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 16th (Wed), head outdoors with Yyterin Nakotorni, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, and finally examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pori travel route planner .

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 (Thu), see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally make a trip to Naantali Old Town. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
On the 19th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the next day, take a stroll through Katajanokka, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker app .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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