8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jyvaskyla
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Jyvaskyla

1
day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary builder website .

Jyvaskyla to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive. November in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and finally examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pori trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Pori, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari tour app .

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In November in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mustasaari in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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 8th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): add some adventure to your tour with Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island travel planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Kimito Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Turku
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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