8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
4
Oulu
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 The Esplanadi Park. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, visit Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in August, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, then tour 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 fly from Helsinki to Pori in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°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 · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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Vaasa

— 1 night
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 22°C during the day and 12°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 · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Oulu

— 2 nights
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 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."