8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  5​h
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Riga

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Relax by the water at Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Explore hidden gems such as Tulliniemi Nature Path and The Archipelago Trail. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku online driving holiday planner .

Riga, Latvia to Turku is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Turku when traveling from Riga in July, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Naantali, Hanko
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 1st (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then get outside with Kuuskajaskari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rauma day trip site .

Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Rauma sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
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Kuuskajaskari ©
Kuuskajaskari
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll through Kirjurinluoto, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pori sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Pori takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa online trip builder .

Drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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