8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ankara
+2
bus + Fly + train:  10​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Lahti
— Few hours
train:  1​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
End: Ankara

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 3rd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Tampere tour planner.

Ankara, Turkey to Tampere is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Ankara in September, expect nights in Tampere to be cooler, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 4th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Pori

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

few
hours
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Pikku Vesijarvi and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip planning site .

Drive from Pori to Lahti in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In September in Lahti, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping
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Pikku Vesijarvi ©
Pikku Vesijarvi
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ullanlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, look for gifts at Boss Shop, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday planner .

Getting from Lahti to Helsinki by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Shopping, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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