8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Doncaster
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Inari
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  8​h
End: Doncaster

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 5th (Sun), examine the collection at Siida, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Inari online itinerary planner .

Doncaster, UK to Inari is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Doncaster to Inari. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Doncaster in August: high temperatures in Inari hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Tuula's Reindeer ©
Tuula's Reindeer

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pori online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Pori in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary app .

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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.
Visit Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Rock Church for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Kansallisgalleria and National Museum of Finland. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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