8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights

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): stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thenexamine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tampere, use our trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Tampere hover around °C and lows are around °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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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Pori

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

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Pori road trip site.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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

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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), examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thengrab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip maker.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time 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
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, thenadmire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thenbrowse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up 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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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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