8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Zurich
Fly + Train:  7 h 45 min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Zurich

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 14th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thensee the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planning app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Tampere. Traveling from Zurich in July, expect Tampere to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can 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

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori day trip app.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

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 16th (Tue), get your game on at Moomin World, thenexplore the galleries of Turku Castle, thenexamine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, thenlearn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planning app.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 18th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, thentake a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Mariehamn trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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.
On the 19th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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