8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  31​h
1
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Vaasa is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern European Time is minus 8 hours. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pori trip planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Pori by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 23rd (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then do sightseeing your way with Ett Hem Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Turku road trip app .

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem Museum
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

3
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 Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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