8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h
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.
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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, make a trip to SkyWheel Helsinki, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online route planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive 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 ©
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.
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.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, 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
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, 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 bus; or take a train. 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

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo ©

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
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 see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mariehamn trip itinerary maker tool.

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. 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

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

2
nights
Turku

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.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, 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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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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