8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Mariehamn
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pori
— 1 night
Fly
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Mariehamn

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern and then stroll through Getabergen. On your second day here, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then surround yourself with nature on Karingsunds Viltsafari.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mariehamn trip itinerary maker website.

Madrid, Spain to Mariehamn is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Mariehamn due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Mariehamn hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Turku

— 1 night
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 31st (Tue): trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Turku route planning website.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Pori road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Porvoo Old Town and Cathedral of Porvoo. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip site.

Getting from Pori to Helsinki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."

Southwest Finland travel guide

4.1
Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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