8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
4
Oulu
— 2 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Helsinki Cathedral and Katajanokka. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori journey maker site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Pori in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Pori sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa day trip planning tool.

Getting from Pori to Vaasa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 7th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

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