8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  3​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Pori
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Stockholm

2
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.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Design Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate the long history of Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi, and finally appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder app .

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
National Museum of Finland ©
National Museum of Finland

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Tours Adventure
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 14th (Sat), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Turku route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Beaches Outdoors
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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