8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  9​h
1
Turku
— 1 night
2
Pori
— 2 nights
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Bucharest

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip website .

Bucharest, Romania to Turku is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bucharest in August, expect nights in Turku to be a bit cooler, around 12°C, while days are much colder, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, then examine the collection at Villa Mairea, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pori sightseeing app .

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally make a trip to The Maritime Quarter.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Pori to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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 2nd (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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