8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Vaasa
— 1 night
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Joensuu
— 3 nights
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Vaasa is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Vaasa is little chillier than Amsterdam - with highs of °C and lows of °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 ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 14th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planner.

Drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

3
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 Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Koli National Park (Pielinen, Uhrihalkeama, &more) and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto (in Lieksa).

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Joensuu trip itinerary planner.

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

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, thenadmire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, thenadmire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder website.

Explore your travel options from Joensuu to Helsinki with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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