8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pori
— 1 night
Bus to Turku, Fly to Mariehamn
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly

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2
nights
Helsinki

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 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, browse the exhibits 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 take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyWheel Helsinki, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki vacation maker website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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1
night
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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1
night
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, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo.

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the Pori trip maker tool.

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 29th (Thu), examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, have fun and explore at The Aland Island Art Museum, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mariehamn trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Pori to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:

2
nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 30th (Fri), browse the collection at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Turku trip website.

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
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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."