8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Pori
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Doha

1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then shop like a local with Pori Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pori trip builder app .

Doha, Qatar to Pori is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Doha in December, expect Pori to be much colder, temps between 1°C and -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, shop like a local with Haihara Art Centre, and then view the masterpieces at Laukko Manor. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Tampere travel route website .

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti

4
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.
Do your shopping at Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Katajanokka, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Tampere in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Kamppi Shopping Centre ©
Kamppi Shopping Centre

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