8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Seinajoki
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Paris

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park and then stroll through The Archipelago Trail. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Sibeliusmuseum, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku attractions planner .

Paris, France to Turku is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Turku. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in July: high temperatures in Turku hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Sibeliusmuseum ©
Sibeliusmuseum
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Pori road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then see the interesting displays at Terranova, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and finally see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Seinajoki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Stundars Museum
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Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

1
night
Seinajoki

Seinajoki ©
Seinäjoki is a city located in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 3rd (Fri), get lost in a book at Seinajoki Library, then don't miss a visit to Aalto Center of Seinajoki, and then enjoy some diversion at Duudsonit Activity Park.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seinajoki planner .

Getting from Vaasa to Seinajoki by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Seinajoki sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Seinajoki

Fun & Games
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Duudsonit Activity Park ©
Duudsonit Activity Park
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library

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 4th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and then examine the collection at Moomin Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip app .

You can take a train from Seinajoki to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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