8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
5
Jyvaskyla
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
Drive
8
Rauma
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Kaunas, Lithuania to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kaunas in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 3rd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God and then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna online road trip planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:

Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla vacation planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Jyvaskyla by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You will leave for Tampere on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): look for gifts at Hameenkatu.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampere online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pori holiday planning tool.

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 6th (Fri), you're off to Rauma.

Things to do in Pori

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Rauma

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rauma trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Rauma in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You'll set off for Turku on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Turku

— 1 night
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 7th (Sat): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 8th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary builder app.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

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."