8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Porvoo Old Town and Hakaniemi Market. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get your bearings at Oodi Central Library.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour planning site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 30th (Mon), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then see the interesting displays at S/S Salama.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna holiday planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can fly to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku vacation planner.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Turku in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors

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), get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pori online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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): stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 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."