8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 day
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive to Kajaani Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 1 day

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

Find out how to plan Tampere trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Tallinn, Estonia to Tampere is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach and then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pori travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vaasa itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Sotkamo

— 2 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka and then stroll through Hiukka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Sotkamo day trip tool.

You can drive from Vaasa to Sotkamo in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Vaasa in October, you will find days in Sotkamo are a bit cooler (5°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sotkamo to Helsinki. Traveling from Sotkamo in October, you will find days in Helsinki are somewhat warmer (10°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."