8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Missoula

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Katajanokka and Nuuksio National Park. Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Bike Rental - by Carfield will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Naantali Old Town (in Naantali) and Turku Castle (in Turku). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Missoula, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Missoula in September, you will find days in Helsinki are little chillier (61°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can fly to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): head outdoors with Yyterin Nakotorni and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Helsinki to Pori by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Pori are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Tampere

— 2 nights

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 3rd (Sun): stop by Hameenkatu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere online trip builder.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Tampere sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

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."