8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Oslo

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): make a trip to Hakaniemi Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning app .

Oslo, Norway to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Oslo to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oslo in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Helsinki, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (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
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Lenholm Conservation Area and Bike Rental - by Carfield. Discover out-of-the-way places like Naantali Old Town and Turku Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (Rauma Art Museum & Old Rauma). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to 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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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 24th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pori journey planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri 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): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner .

You can take a bus from Pori to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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