8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  11​h
1
Vaasa
— 1 night
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

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night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa online route maker .

Amsterdam, Holland to Vaasa is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Vaasa. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in August; daily highs in Vaasa reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pori online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get in touch with nature at Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Step out of Joensuu to go to Lieksa and see Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: stroll through Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Joensuu trip builder tool .

You can drive from Pori to Joensuu in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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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.
On the 18th (Sun), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Helsinki. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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