8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere travel planning app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Tampere is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zurich in July, with highs in Tampere at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus 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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pori attractions tool .

You can take a bus from Tampere to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Turku City Library, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku trip builder site .

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
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mariehamn vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time 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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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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 19th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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