8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Pune Airport

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
For shopping fun, head to Market Square Kauppatori or Kamppi Shopping Centre. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: stop by Katajanokka, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

Pune, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 14th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

Before you visit Pori, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Pori takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Pori, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 13 — 14:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 15th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then stop by Keittioelamaa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere visit planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:

Akaslompolo

— 1 day
On the 16th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo travel planning app.

You can fly from Tampere to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, Akaslompolo is slightly colder than Tampere - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."