8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation builder

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Tel Aviv

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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 Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore hidden gems such as Porvoo Old Town and Kansallisgalleria. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, and then step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Imatra holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Imatra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 31st (Tue), visit Naantali Old Town, then trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Getting from Imatra to Turku by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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 maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pori trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip app.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:
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."