8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
End: Helsinki

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.
Attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Aurinkolahti Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Heureka in Vantaa--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

2
nights
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 23rd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then find something for the whole family at Ahvenisto.

To see where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ahvenisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then stroll around Kirjurinluoto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pori driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Naantali.

Things to do in Pori

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

1
night
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. On the 26th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, and finally get your game on at Moomin World.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Naantali road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Pori to Naantali takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Naantali can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Turku
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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