8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

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Make it your trip
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Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Vaasa

— 1 day
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa trip itinerary builder website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Vaasa is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Vaasa. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Vaasa at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pori sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 14th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki visit planning website.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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."