8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation planning tool .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 10th (Wed), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mustasaari trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Mustasaari with the Route module. July in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 11th (Thu), stop by Porin Kauppahalli, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pori holiday planner .

Getting from Mustasaari to Pori by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Shopping Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla
Porin Kauppahalli ©
Porin Kauppahalli

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 12th (Fri), enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Turku route builder site .

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Sat), stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip maker app .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti

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