8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Cairo

1
day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tampere trip app .

Cairo, Egypt to Tampere is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in August; daily highs in Tampere reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Tue), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Vaasa trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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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 14th (Wed): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pori trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Vaasa to Pori by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
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 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turku online trip maker .

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online tour planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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