8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Vaasa
— 1 night
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Oulu
— 1 night
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Levi
— 1 night
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Porvoo
— 1 day
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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Parola Armour Museum and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Holy Cross Church (in Parola), Hameenlinna (Palander House, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, &more) and Valkeakoski (Visavuori & Rapola Ridge). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at Pohtiolampi.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tampere route planner.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Tikanoja Art Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta, examine the collection at Bragen ulkoilmamuseo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally find something for the whole family at Wasalandia.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Vaasa travel planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Vaasa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, walk around Hupisaaret Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, then grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu planning app.

Drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Oulu sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then identify plant and animal life at Wingrens Dogsafaris, and finally visit Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Levi route maker app.

Getting from Oulu to Levi by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Porvoo.

Things to do in Levi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Porvoo

— 1 day
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, take in the waterfront at Laivasilta, contemplate the long history of Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, then don't miss a visit to Söderskärin majakka, and finally examine the collection at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Porvoo trip maker website.

Fly from Levi to Porvoo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.