8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + train:  8​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

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 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary app .

Barcelona, Spain to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Barcelona in June, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Tampere: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, then get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Space Bowling & Billiards.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pori driving holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Tampere to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Pori

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, have fun and explore at The Aland Island Art Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Pori to Mariehamn by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 20th (Thu), let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Turku travel route planner .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, hike along Juutua Nature Trail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Siida.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Inari road trip planner .

You can fly from Turku to Inari in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in June, expect nights in Inari to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Trails Parks
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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