8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 1 day
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

1
day
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 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker .

Lisbon, Portugal to Turku is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in July: high temperatures in Turku hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stroll through Yyteri Beach, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Space Bowling & Billiards.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pori tour planner .

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Space Bowling & Billiards ©
Space Bowling & Billiards

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, make a trip to The Parikkala Sculpture Park, explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Savonlinna tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Pori to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Parikkala, Kerimaki Church, Kolovesi National Park, Punkaharju Ridge
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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