8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Pori
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Design Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate the long history of Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi, and finally walk around Sibelius Monument.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online route planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time 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 · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:
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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turku trip builder website.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 16th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: walk around Kirjurinluoto, pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."