8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Visavuori, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere tour planner .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pori travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

1
night
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Naantali day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Naantali takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Naantali sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Naantali

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Turku
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel ©
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel

3
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.
Visit Temppeliaukion Church and The Esplanadi Park for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Aurlahti Beach in Lohja--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Naantali to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Aurlahti Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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