8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  11​h 30​min
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: Geneva

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 15th (Thu), get great views at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Vaasa is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Geneva in August: high temperatures in Vaasa hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stop by Porin Kauppahalli, then get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

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You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive 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.
On the 17th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku online holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Rock Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning app .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to 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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