8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Train to Lentoasema, Fly to Pori
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Tel Aviv

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nuuksio National Park and Porvoo Old Town. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:

Imatra

— 1 night
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Imatra tour planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Imatra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Imatra are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 1st (Wed), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Imatra to Pori takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife
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Highlights from your trip

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."