8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
Bring the kids along to Temppeliaukio Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Pack the 24th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday planning website.

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Paris to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Helsinki is slightly colder than Paris - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
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Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island. Keep things going the next day: walk around Kirjurinluoto, then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pori road trip app.

Getting from Helsinki to Pori by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

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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 30th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tampere day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
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Finland travel guide

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."