8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Oulu
— 1 day
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Oulu

— 1 day
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 1st (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, then stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and finally stroll around Hupisaaret Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu road trip tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Oulu. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
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Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 2nd (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then get engrossed in the history at Toivolan Vanha Piha, and finally see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Jyvaskyla holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Jyvaskyla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planning tool.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Tampere by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks
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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then stroll through Yyteri Beach, then stroll around Kirjurinluoto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Pori trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Pori to Helsinki by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
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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."