8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  7​h
1
Helsinki
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Mikkeli
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  2​h
9
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Barcelona

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip site .

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Helsinki is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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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.
To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Pori trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 19th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally take in the views from Hameensilta.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner .

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): catch a live performance at Laajis.

Discover how to plan a Jyvaskyla trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mikkeli travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Shopping
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Mikkeli Market Place ©
Mikkeli Market Place

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, and finally appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Shopping Historic Sites
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Savonlinna Market Square ©
Savonlinna Market Square
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Riihisaari ©
Riihisaari

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Museums
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, then stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, and then wander the streets of Katajanokka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach and then steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planner .

Take a train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cathedral of Porvoo
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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