8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Brussels

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.
On the 10th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Helsinki when traveling from Brussels in September, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Beaches, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 13th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mustasaari day trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Mustasaari. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Pori takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Porin Kauppahalli ©
Porin Kauppahalli

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Spy Museum, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Tampere holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Spy Museum ©
Spy Museum

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