8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Pori
— 1 day
Drive
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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Pori

— 1 day
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 15th (Thu), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planner.

Helsinki to Pori is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

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 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Kouvola in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Pack the 20th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to Senate Square, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:

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."