8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Tampere
— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, thendon't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning website.

Oslo, Norway to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Oslo in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Helsinki. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Lenholm Conservation Area and Bike Rental - by Carfield. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (Rauma Art Museum & Old Rauma). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, browse the collection at Turku City Library, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online route planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Lenholm Conservation Area, Naantali Old Town
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

1
night
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 25th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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