8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Newark

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Heureka. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo) and Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online route planner .

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Newark in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Porvoo, Sapokka Water Garden, Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Heureka ©
Heureka
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
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 15th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip app .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Finlayson Church ©
Finlayson Church

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then stroll through Yyteri Beach, and then stroll around Kirjurinluoto.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pori journey app .

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Pori sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle and then steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral