8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nuuksio National Park and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to SkyWheel Helsinki, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip maker .

Vancouver, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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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 5th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Kuusisto Manor, then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kuusisto Manor, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Rauma Water Tower.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rauma attractions planner .

Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Rauma, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Pori
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Rauma Water Tower ©
Rauma Water Tower

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