8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Attractions like Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with Burn Out City Events, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip app.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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night
Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 28th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally stroll around Kirjurinluoto.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pori journey app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Pori takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vaasa trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Pori to Vaasa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

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Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and then stroll around Riverside Park.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Kouvola takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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."