8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, make a trip to SkyWheel Helsinki, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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 27th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planning website .

Take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 28th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori route builder tool .

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then explore the engaging exhibits at The Aland Island Art Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn vacation builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Pori to Mariehamn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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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 30th (Fri): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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