8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h
1
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa online trip itinerary maker .

London, UK to Vaasa is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Vaasa hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Pori.

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Parks Nature Wildlife
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1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Porin Kauppahalli ©
Porin Kauppahalli

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Next up on the itinerary: 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, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip app .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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